A slowing global economy and a prolonged period of low interest rates is on the horizon, which poses a challenge to long-term investment. Risks have heightened from a year ago, stemming from anaemic economic growth, financial instability and geopolitical tensions. Leading indicators such as an inverted yield curve, a reversal in the US Federal Reserve’sRate hikes, downwards revisions to global economic growth forecasts and an escalation in the global trade wars (particularly the high-profile negotiations between US and China) reinforce this notion. This has led to investors adopting a risk-off mindset of late and raises the question: How should investors invest in a low interest rate, low growth environment at a time of heightened risks and global uncertainties?
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