3 Investment Risks Ahead in 2016

This year neither equity bulls nor bears won says Barings' Marino Valensise - and next year investors will face additional challenges

Baring Asset Management 30 December, 2015 | 3:00PM
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Morningstar's "Perspectives" series features investment insights from third-party contributors. Here, Marino Valensise, Head Of Barings’ Multi Asset, explains the firm’s current investment strategy, looking ahead to 2016 and back to 2015.

2015 has been a year of cross currents, which returned global equity markets to their starting points. Global sales and earnings struggled to progress and, as a result equities have barely changed since the beginning of the year. Neither bulls nor bears managed to win. This 'ticket to nowhere' took investors on a winding path, with unusual market swings producing higher levels of volatility.

Equities have barely changed since the beginning of the year

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Baring Asset Management  traces its origins to 1762 when it was established in London as a firm of merchants and merchant bankers, and now has offices spanning the world's major markets.