JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund: as a diversifierContributor JPMAM UK
Demanding markets require a different perspective
In today’s higher volatility, lower return environment, your clients can’t rely on a traditional balanced approach to deliver either the level of return or the level of portfolio diversification that they have enjoyed in the past.
A diversifier to a 50/50 balanced portfolio
The chart below (Exhibit 1) shows how adding the JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund to a 50/50 balanced portfolio would have affected overall portfolio returns and volatility from 15 February 2013 to 31 January 2016. Each plot on the chart represents an additional 10% allocation to the JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund.
We believe the results are compelling. Over this period, adding any allocation to the JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund has resulted in higher overall returns than a representative pure 50/50 balanced portfolio.
In some cases, adding the JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund would also have reduced overall portfolio volatility.
Past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future.
Exhibit 1: Historical annualised return versus volatility by adding 10% increments of the JPM Global Macro Opportunities Fund to a 50/50 balanced portfolio
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The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to the future.