Don’t be spooked by market wobbles

The best way to offset risk is to take a long-term view and remain diversified, writes Patrizia Libotte

12th August, 2018
Patrizia Libotte is director of multi-asset funds with Friends First

Financial markets have enjoyed almost a decade of stellar returns on the back of concerted monetary stimulus from Central Banks globally. But the ultra-easy policies that have fuelled the bull-run in equities and other risk assets are now shifting into reverse: in the US, the Federal Reserve has been steadily increasing interest rates and in Europe, the ECB has committed to end quantitative easing by the end of this year.

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