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Insights

Insight – Harmony Cautious Income fund downside protection in September while still paying 4% pa income

The key thing I’d highlight this month is actually the downside protection – Cautious Income is down 2.2% from the recent peak in early September vs a 7.8% fall for the S&P 500 and 9.4% for both the Nasdaq and FANG+ indices (not saying they deserve to be compared but many have done so whilst tech was going up!).

Yes MSCI World is flat year to date (to the 25th unlike data below), but we know that has been almost entirely driven by the performance of the mega cap growth / tech stocks which we naturally do not have much exposure to in the Cautious Income fund, given they pay little to no income.

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Viewpoint

Viewpoint – April 2021

The pandemic continued to dominate discourse in April as case numbers globally reached record daily levels, but the impact became increasingly differentiated between the developed world, where the vaccine roll-out is bringing herd immunity and the end of lockdowns and movement restrictions into sight, and developing nations, notably India and Brazil, where second waves have spread rapidly with devastating effect and vaccine roll-out is trailing badly. However, the global dominance in both GDP and stock market capitalisation of the developed world together with China, which was the earliest economy to rebound from the pandemic, has underpinned growing confidence in recovery and the prospects for equity markets.

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Weekly Digest

Global Matters Weekly – Experts’ view on China

When you invest with so many high-quality fund managers, it’s only natural to pick their brains every now and then. We have spoken to a few of them and collected their thoughts on the current situation in China. As a background, around nine months ago, in November 2020, Ant Financial (Alibaba’s fintech business) was ready to break records with a $37 billion IPO and an estimated valuation close to $300 billion. However, the Chinese regulators pulled the plug on it, officially because of risks around financial security. Since then, the clampdown has extended more broadly, reaching the wider internet and e-commerce sector, property developers, the ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing and the entire private education sector. Markets and more broadly investor sentiment has been under pressure and Chinese stocks are now trading at around 30% below their February peak.

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