Investment Solutions Forum 2019 SG - Exclusive Insights - George Boubouras - 2

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1. How will you help clients shift mindset, investing style and portfolio holdings as the market transitions to a more volatile phase?

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1. How will you help clients shift mindset, investing style and portfolio holdings as the market transitions to a more volatile phase?

We are expecting elevated volatility between now and year end. And there's another reason for what's happening. Clearly global growth downgrades has led to earnings downgrades going forward, and obviously, central banks are cutting to rectify those concerns. So in that challenging environment with decreasing economic activity, earnings, momentum slowing, where do you go at the margin? We recommend taking profit out of listed equities, building up cash reserves for that opportunity if there's a pullback, but also importantly, it's where to recalibrate some of those profits for a five, seven and 10 year cycle, something much longer. That is private equity, private equity debt, VC and some direct infrastructure and/or property investments. That non-listed space is in much higher demand at this stage of the cycle to get through the volatility we're anticipating between now and year end.