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COVID-19: Evaluating market risk versus opportunity

We have managed our portfolios through a range of different crises since 1974. Over the last 20 years, the dotcom collapse in 2001/02, the global financial crisis of 2007/08 and Nenegate in December 2015 stand out. However, the speed of the current decline in markets is comparable to the Great Depression of 1929 – unprecedented in our lifetime. Markets have fallen around 30% globally, and there have been very few places to hide, other than dollar cash. Risk and opportunity abound.

Notwithstanding the fact that the situation is highly volatile, Duncan Artus discusses the context, the portfolios and the opportunity set, encouraging investors to try to behave rationally during this extremely unsettling time. Watch here.

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