Investors have enjoyed following the bull market of recent years, but a return to volatility would mean an active approach is essential to navigating opportunities while mitigating external risks.
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Neil is a portfolio manager and the Global Strategist with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2001. He coordinates and chairs the Global Policy Committee, which formulates the firm’s house view, leads the firm’s bi-annual Investment Forums and communicates the firm’s investment outlook through articles and press appearances.
Neil is a member of AllianzGI’s Equity Investment Management Group. He previously worked at JP Morgan Investment Management as a UK and European specialist portfolio manager; at Fleming Investment Management; and at Kleinwort Benson Investment Management as an analyst and a fund manager.
Neil has a B.A. in classics from Durham University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Multi-asset strategies have grown to dominate European retail investment over the past decade, and new product innovation should ensure this trend continues. Indeed, testing market conditions can provide a platform for multi-asset portfolios to stand out: their diversified approach can give investors more flexibility to hunt down opportunities.
Despite their relatively recent arrival, multi-asset strategies have grown to dominate European retail investment
In-built diversification enables investors to benefit from a wide portfolio within a single investment
Managers’ ability to adjust portfolio positions across markets and asset types, without restriction of a benchmark, helps to maximise flexibility and manage risk