Commentary Q1 2018
The Return of Risk
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the quarter was the return of equity risk. If the markets were characterized by anything during Q1, it was a striking increase in volatility. Whereas 2017 was an incredibly low volatility environment, February 2018 reminded investors that risk and volatility still exist.
In this Q1 2018 Market Commentary, “The Return of Risk,” the international equity team at R Squared Capital Management (former team at Julius Baer/Artio Global) shares their market insights on the following topics:
- Spotlight on international equity allocations
- The significance of recent correlation shifts
- Currency risk and impact to unhedged portfolios
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