Investing for the long-term within a changing economy

As investors, we are often asked what long-term trends we are trying to gain exposure to across our multi-asset portfolios and, at Canada Life Investments, a long-term approach is central to what we do. However, there are subtleties to this that are often not talked about.

David Marchant

David Marchant

Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited & Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited.

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The case for global bonds amidst rising interest rates

In February, a surge in inflation expectations in the context of strong global growth, combined with central banks hinting at upcoming additional rate rises caused a spike in government bond yields globally. As a result, fixed income assets have been volatile, but have held up far better than equities. Why?

David Arnaud

David Arnaud

Senior Fund Manager, Fixed Income

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2018 outlook: a normalising global economy

Although the economic outlook for the UK in 2018 is mixed, we believe the consensus is too pessimistic on growth. The global economy is now firing on all cylinders – which will benefit the international-facing UK market – and we believe the risks to growth, inflation and interest rates are all to the upside, in the UK as well as globally.

David Marchant

David Marchant

Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited & Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited.

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Fund Feature: LF Canlife Managed 0%-35% Fund

The strategy has been in existence in the life and pensions space for more than 14 years and, given its long-term track record of outperformance, we decided to launch an OEIC version to broaden its appeal to investors. The Fund focuses on high quality, UK income-generating assets and maintains a diversified, conservative investment style.

David Marchant

David Marchant

Chief Investment Officer, Canada Life Limited & Managing Director, Canada Life Asset Management Limited.

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It's not all doom & gloom!

In this forecast we look forward to 2018, with a perhaps somewhat brighter outlook for the domestic UK economy than the market consensus. Much of the commentary surrounding the UK is very negative, but looking at the data itself brings to mind the line from Russell Howard’s TV show: “It’s not all doom and gloom!”

Bill Harer

Bill Harer

Head of Fixed Income - Credit Research & UK Linked Funds

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