1. MULTI ASSET LONG–TERM RETURN EXPECTATIONS

  2. All investment strategies have the potential for profit and loss, your or your clients’ capital may be at risk.

  3. Long-Term Return Expectations sets out the Multi Asset Team’s views, as at 30 June 2019, on the prospective returns for asset classes over the next 10 years, and beyond.

    Over the first half of 2019, many of the market moves were large enough to have a meaningful impact on our projected 10-year outcomes. Most asset markets saw very strong performance albeit from cheaper starting valuations following the sharp declines seen in late 2018. Whilst we expect growth over the next 10 years to be lower than previous decades, we believe many of the market concerns in recent months are the impact of transient rather than enduring factors. In the first half of 2019 there were tentative signs of stabilisation in economic data after a period of weakness and, perhaps most significantly, there has been a shift in the stance of central banks towards more stimulative policy. We believe current market pricing reflects too pessimistic a view of the likely path of the global economy over the next 10 years and our central economic case continues to be one of moderate global growth. The full report is accessible below, along with a short webcast in which James Squires explains why our Long-Term Return Expectations exercise is fundamental to our investment process.
  4. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL H2 2019 LONG-TERM RETURN EXPECTATIONS PAPER.

     

    THE FOLLOWING ARE THE KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR MOST RECENT LONG-TERM RETURN EXPECTATIONS EXERCISE.

     

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    OUR LONG–TERM RETURN EXPECTATIONS

    Expected returns for cash*: 2.00% over next 10 years, 2.75% over the long term

     

    *UK Bank of England.

    Note: Baillie Gifford estimates for asset class returns as at 30 June 2019. Expected returns are passive and do not take account of potential alpha. We view these return estimates as broadly sensible indications of likely returns. They should not be interpreted as high precision forecasts nor are they likely to bear much resemblance to returns over shorter time horizons.

     

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  7. Risk Factors and Important Information

    RISK FACTORS

    The views expressed in this article are those of Baillie Gifford’s Multi Asset Team and should not be considered as advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. They reflect personal opinion and should not be taken as statements of fact nor should any reliance be placed on them when making investment decisions. This communication was produced and approved in November 2019 and has not been updated subsequently. It represents views held at the time of writing and may not reflect current thinking.

    Potential for Profit and Loss

    All investment strategies have the potential for profit and loss, your or your clients’ capital may be at risk. Past performance is not a guide to future returns.

    Stock Examples

    Any stock examples and images used in this article are not intended to represent recommendations to buy or sell, neither is it implied that they will prove profitable in the future. It is not known whether they will feature in any future portfolio produced by us. Any individual examples will represent only a small part of the overall portfolio and are inserted purely to help illustrate our investment style.

    This article contains information on investments which does not constitute independent research. Accordingly, it is not subject to the protections afforded to independent research and Baillie Gifford and its staff may have dealt in the investments concerned. All information is sourced from Baillie Gifford & Co and is current unless otherwise stated. The images used in this article are for illustrative purposes only.

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