Both economic fundamentals and market sentiment took a serious beating during the last financial year FY23, thanks to the radical policy changes, trade wars, and geopolitical tensions. As an investment manager, it is essential to understand the implications of these events and their impact on your portfolio. Volatility in the market can be unsettling, but it also presents opportunities for savvy investors to capitalize on market trends.
US fund managers are increasing investments in international stock markets after rising interest rates and fears of an economic slowdown in the US. Diversification is key when investing in a volatile market, and international exposure can help balance your portfolio. However, it is important to conduct thorough research and analysis of the foreign market before investing.
Canada's Scotiabank holds the largest foreign share of Elbit Systems, whose wares have been connected to human rights abuses. As an investment manager, it is crucial to consider the ethical implications of your investments. ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) considerations are becoming more important to investors and can impact the performance of your portfolio.