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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 15th Apr 2020

15 April 2020

CIO Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Global cases of COVID-19 passed the 2 million mark with more than 600,000 cases in the US. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 14th Apr 2020

14 April 2020

CIO Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

President Trump declared that “We’re very close to completing a plan to open our country. Hopefully, even ahead of schedule”. Dr Anthony Fauci who leads the Trump Administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force tempered this by saying that “we have to have something in place that is efficient and that we can rely on, and we’re not there yet”.  

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 9th Apr 2020

09 April 2020

CIO Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

This week’s initial jobless claims revealed that another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, taking the three-week toll to 16.8 million. The Federal Reserve doubled down on its fiscal stimulus with a $2.3 trillion aid package. This will provide loans to small and medium sized businesses as well as state and local governments. In addition, the Fed will purchase high yield bonds, collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and commercial mortgage-backed securities. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 8th Apr 2020

08 April 2020

CIO Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Global cases of COVID-19 exceeded 1.5 million as Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that although the Trump administration is discussing how to reopen the economy “that doesn’t mean we’ll do it right now”. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 7th Apr 2020

07 April 2020

CIO Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

It was reported that the Boris Johnson had been moved into intensive care overnight; Dominic Raab will stand in for the UK Prime Minister. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 6th Apr 2020

06 April 2020

CIO Daily Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Germany announced a new “limitless” loan program for small and medium sized companies suffering from the economic slowdown. German Finance minister Olaf Scholz announced that the loans would be 100% backed by the government for companied with between 11 and 250 employees. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 3rd Apr 2020

03 April 2020

CIO Daily Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Equity markets fell as news the number of cases of COVID-19 has surpassed one million set a sombre tone. US Labour markets again cast a pall with a sharp fall in the Nonfarm payrolls and an increase in the unemployment rate. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 2nd Apr 2020

02 April 2020

CIO Daily Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

A rally in equity markets was set back by the news that a record 6.6 million workers lost their jobs in America last week. This takes the two-week figure to 10 million jobs or approximately 6% of the US workforce. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 1st Apr 2020

01 April 2020

CIO Daily Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

Markets started the new quarter with another bout of volatility with equity markets reversing some of last week’s gains. President Trump issues his starkest warning yet of the “painful” upcoming period for Americans, abandoning his previously optimistic tone. The Governor of Florida also changed course, ordering Floridians to stay at home after weeks of rejecting calls to do so. 

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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 31st Mar 2020

31 March 2020

CIO Daily Market Update with Will Bartleet
CIO and multi-asset portfolio manager at Pacific Asset Management

The final day of an extraordinary quarter for markets saw equities and bonds mixed with European equities rallying and government bonds slipping whilst the US saw equities sell-off and government bonds rallying.  

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