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Market review & Performance contribution and portfolio changes
Global Macro posted a positive performance this month of July closing at +0.77 %, and INVESTO achieved a positive result of +3.08 %.
The Private Managed Portfolio, records a positive performance of +0.63 %, since January 2017 on a YTD basis.
Outlook and strategy
The month of August was strongly characterized by an upsurge of political risk—led by mounting US-North Korea tensions and terrorist attacks in Spain— that triggered investor nerves, boosting volatility and pushing some market returns into negative territory. tension between the U.S. and North Korea flared up, and Global stocks fell. Perceived safe havens such as the Yen, Swiss Franc, Gold, Government Bonds rallied. VIX trading volume hit a record high.
Stocks still look attractive to bonds over the medium term. Global bonds performed well, with a 1.0% return driven by a broad-based contribution from almost all fixed income asset classes.
A highly qualified and experienced management actively manages the accounts on the basis of a fundamental valuation approach. The objective is to identify the potential investments that, in the Investment manager’s opinion, are most attractive and to generate interesting and profitable opportunities for investors. The managed accounts invest in currencies and in indices in a broadly diversified manner and seeks opportunities for returns wherever they exist.
The investment strategies invest in derivatives, which are subject to the risks of their underlying markets or underlying instruments as well as issuer risks and often involve higher risks than direct investments.
- This type of investment is more suited to investors with a medium/high degree of risk and a short to medium investment horizon.
- The portfolio can suffer from short term losses and fluctuations.
Important legal information
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