Will your portfolio withstand volatility?

CFA – SSGA Head of Active Quantitative Equity, APAC
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If the near 6.6% drop in the Aussie market since the start of the year (as at cob on 27 January 2016) hasn’t already spurred you into action, now’s the time to ask some hard questions. Will your portfolio withstand another year of volatility and potential market shocks? Is it too heavily weighted towards resources and financials?

We all know the past two years have delivered mediocre returns and substantial volatility. The major drivers of this have hardly abated and with an increased focus on, and uncertainty over, US policy rates, we can expect more of the same this year.

Events since the start of 2016 characterise our outlook for global markets – lacklustre growth and risks skewed to the downside, likely fuelling bouts of investor uncertainty and volatility.

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