State of the Markets Q218Apr 20, 2018

In the latest installment of our State of the Markets series, I once again sat down with my colleague Liz Bouthillier to discuss the major themes that drove the markets in the first quarter and to share our outlook and positioning going forward. 

Q1 review – The return of volatility

In this video, I discuss the impact that volatility has had on equity and fixed income markets. I also speak to how currency movements and regional equity allocations impacted portfolio performance.

Looking ahead – Cautiously optimistic

While recent data still supports synchronized global growth, I feel that some headwinds could present challenges. In this video, I talk about the risks presented by a potential U.S.-China trade war, NAFTA uncertainty, and inflation threats. I also share how we are adjusting the portfolios this late in the cycle.

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