April 4, 2023

Performance Insights - April 2023

Monthly Report

Risk assets weather multiple risk-off storms to end Q1 higher

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Global stocks and corporate bonds ended Q1 higher, overcoming ‘higher-for-longer’ rate upheaval in February and a massive flight from risk in March triggered by the global banking-sector crisis. Growth stocks regained favor in Q1 as bond yields eased, outperforming financials and more cyclical peers. Though calm was restored by March-end, sentiment remained fragile.

Key highlights:

  • Global Asset Classes – Wild quarter ends on a high note 
  • Global Equities – Europe and US lead Q1 gains
  • Industry-Weighted Return Contributions – Technology stocks rise from the ashes
  • Alternative Indices – Environmental Opportunities get lift from energy sell-off
  • Factor performance – Quality rides the technology rebound 
  • Foreign Exchange – US dollar falters in Q1

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