April 03, 2024

Performance Insights - April 2024

Monthly report

Equities advance as rising long yields challenge rate-sensitive segments

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Diverging growth outlooks and more modest expectations for the timing and size of policy rate cuts drove asset class returns in Q1 2024.

Key highlights:

  • Global Asset Classes – Rates outlook is key performance driver 
  • Global Equities – Japan and the US fare best
  • Industry returns – Cyclicals outpace defensives and real estate
  • Alternative Indices – REITs underperform
  • Factor performance – Momentum shines
  • Foreign exchange – USD strengthens broadly

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