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Market review & Performance contribution and portfolio changes
Last year 2017, the strategy has achieved on a year-to-date basis a positive return of 21.46%. The strategy is confirmed as an effective investment strategy. INVESTO’s objective is to achieve absolute return, without using a benchmark as a performance target.
Outlook and strategy
Global markets continued to rise, led by Asia and the US. The dollar declined over the course of last year, as global growth outside of the US strengthened. The principal central Banks - the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and the ECB - all expect inflation to gradually pick up towards their 2% targets and have thus committed to reduce monetary stimulus very gradually. The Fed was much more active than other central banks in its efforts to boost growth. Growth is expected to continue in Europe. Investment is picking up as business confidence starts to come back, prompting companies to hire people, who use their salaries to increase their spending, resulting in higher profits for companies
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
The views expressed herein are those of the manager at the time and are subject to change. this is for professional clients only. Any disclosure, reproduction, distribution or other use of this information by an individual or entity, without previous written authorization by AFX Capital Markets Ltd, is strictly prohibited. AFX Capital Markets Ltd, trading as Quantic, is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) with license no. 119/10 and registration no. 253014. The address for AFX Capital Markets Ltd is Gladstonos 116, Kyprianou House, 1st floor, 3032 Limassol, Cyprus. We provide portfolio management services to the remainder of the EU under the MiFID Passporting Regime on a Cross-Border basis. The content of this brochure is for informational purposes only and under no any circumstances can be considered to be a solicitation or an offer to sell / purchase the services offered by AFX Capital Markets Ltd. This brochure should not be regarded as a constituting investment, legal, taxation, or any other type of advice. It has been prepared by a team of professionals at AFX Capital Markets Ltd on the basis of the information available at the time of writing. This document is perceived to be reliable and it accurately reflects our team’s personal views. The company disclaims any responsibility for the correctness and accuracy of this content. Forex and CFDs are leveraged instruments, carrying a high degree of risk, and therefore may not be suitable for all investors. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not recover the amount of your original investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future success. Seek independent financial advice if necessary. Please bear in mind that investing is not for everyone and the value of investments can fall as well as rise so you might get back less than you invest. The direct investing service doesn’t give personal advice on investments. If you’re unsure, seek independent advice. Tax rules can change in future. Their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.