Perspectives February Publication

Welcome to the 12th edition of Perspectives. 

As mentioned in the January 2018 edition of Perspectives, we expect this year to be more volatile than 2017. While the  first month of the year was characterized by very strong momentum across asset classes and happened to be the best January since 1997, the start of February looks much more different.

In our markets review section, we look at the triggers for the come-back of volatility on  financial markets. We also share the opinion that this looks more like a correction than the start of a bear market.

In the context of a much less predictable bond market, and as the search for yield continues, we highlight one alternative  fixed income segment – CAT bonds. This was probably one of the worst performing debt instrument last year but the timing of entry could now be interesting. As always, it pays to be contrarian.

We hope you will enjoy this issue.

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