May 03, 2024

Performance Insights - May 2024

Monthly report

Equities begin to echo bond market woes

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The tone for global asset class performance in April was set by sticky US inflation that led to expectations of higher for longer US rates and a stronger US dollar.

Key highlights:

  • Global Asset Classes - Markets digest more hawkish US rates outlook
  • Global Equities - The UK and Emerging fare best
  • Industry returns - Broad losses with regional exceptions 
  • Alternative Indices - REITs underperform, Infrastructure outperforms 
  • Factor performance - Momentum lags, Value outperforms 
  • Foreign exchange - USD strengthens further

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