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Multi-Asset – CIO Market Update – 21st Apr 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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

The US government announced a new $470 billion program to support small businesses, including $310 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program which ran out of money last week.

President Trump announced that he will be signing an executive order to suspend immigration into America. Volatility continued in the oil market with Brent crude falling below $20. The first home testing kit for COVID-19 was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in America.

Singapore announced that it will extend its partial shutdown for a further three weeks as the number of cases of the coronavirus increased. The UK announced that human trials for a vaccine for COVID-19 will start on Thursday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was reported to be seriously ill after undergoing cardiovascular surgery.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issued and approved by Pacific Capital Partners Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The information contained herein is not approved for use by the public and is only intended for recipients who would be generally classified as investment professionals. Information or opinions contained in this article do not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation, or offer to buy, any securities or financial instruments or investment advice or any advice or recommendation in respect of such securities or other financial instruments. Where past performance is shown it refers to the past and should not be seen as an indication of future performance.


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