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Multi asset quarterly update

The re-opening stage of the global economy is coming to an end, and with a move to the ‘new normal’ has led to a slowdown in growth.

RLAM’s Head of Multi Asset, Trevor Greetham, will examine how this slowdown in growth has moved the Investment Clock to a stagflation position and why, despite this, there are still growth opportunities available for investors for the rest of the year and into 2022.
Recorded Oct 20 2021 39 mins
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    Trevor Greetham
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    Trevor Greetham
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  • Trevor Greetham - Investment Clock Recorded: Jul 8 2021 5 mins
    Trevor Greetham
    Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset, explains the reasons behind the asset allocation within RLAM’s risk-rated multi assets funds in an environment of rising bond yields and commodity prices which should provide a period of strong growth, as monetary and fiscal policy remain loose. However, Trevor warns that this may tighten should the economic recovery gather pace and inflationary pressures remain.
Royal London Asset Management
Experts in: Fixed Income, Property, Equity, Cash and Sustainable Investing

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