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Consider Low- or Uncorrelated Allocations

In an uncertain market environment, investors may want to recalibrate their allocations for growth while seeking to protect portfolios from downside. Beyond a traditional core portfolio, asset allocations may include low- or uncorrelated assets such as interval funds, catastrophe bonds, and other unique sources of return. A highly diversified, cross-asset strategy may provide enhanced exposure and effective risk management.

Extending beyond traditional fixed income markets

To strengthen their portfolios, investors may wish to seek exposures with little to no correlation with traditional markets. Jon Duensing, head of fixed income and portfolio manager at Amundi US, describes some of these opportunities and explains how investors can potentially benefit. 

How is climate change affecting the outlook for insurance-linked securities?

The annual repricing of reinsurance means ILS can remain poised to compensate investors for the risks involved, even with climate change risks on the horizon. Learn more about how these securities can help broaden investor portfolios. 

Read our full paper,  Insurance-Linked Securities and Climate Change

Including catastrophe bonds within a broader asset allocation can potentially have powerful diversification benefits while also offering total return potential.

Read our full paper,  Opportunities in Catastrophe Bonds.


Attractive return potential with lower volatility 

Over 10-year period ending 3/31/24, CAT Bonds offered higher return with lower realized risk than many other asset classes

Alternatives can reduce portfolio risk and deliver competitive returns when compared with traditional assets.

Source: Morningstar as of 3/31/2024. Data is based on past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Data is not meant to represent the performance of any Amundi US portfolio. Commodities represented by Bloomberg Commodity Total Return Index. CAT bonds represented by the Swiss Re Global CAT Bond Total Return Index, which tracks the aggregate performance of all USD, EUR and JPY denominated CAT bonds, capturing all ratings, perils and triggers. US Stocks represented by the S&P 500 Index, a commonly used measure of the US Stock Market. US Aggregate Bonds represented by the Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Index. High Yield Corporate Bonds represented by the ICE BofA US High Yield Index. Indices are unmanaged and their returns assume reinvestment of dividends and do not reflect any fees or expenses. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.


Opportunities to Explore

Amundi US offer a unique suite of alternative assets which can further diversify a traditional portfolio:

Pioneer CAT Bond Fund

An effective diversifier, primarily invested in catastrophe bonds, linked to weather-related events generally uncorrelated with financial markets. 

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Pioneer ILS Interval Fund

Unique exposure to insurance-linked securities, highly diversified across reinsurance peril, geographic region and security type.

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Correlation - The degree to which assets or asset class prices have moved in relation to one another. Correlation ranges from -1 (always moving in opposite directions) through 0 (absolutely independent) to 1 (always moving together).  ‡Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss. 

Definitions: Catastrophe bond: Debt instruments designed to raise money for insurance companies in the event of a natural disaster by paying out only if specific conditions, such as earthquakes or tornados, occur. Interval fund: A closed-end mutual fund that doesn't trade on an exchange and only allows investors to redeem shares periodically in limited quantities.

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