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Amid Trade and Political Worries, Barings Says Diversify

By Garrett Keyes December 10, 2018

Worries about trade relations with China, the Eurozone’s future, and U.S. fiscal policy have increased market volatility and investor concern, Christopher Smart, head of global macroeconomic and geopolitical research for Barings, says.

And he’s not alone. Citing recent tariff worries between the U.S. and other large economies, Steve Kaplan, head of portfolio insights for JPMorgan Asset Management told FA-IQ market participants have long been vexed by political turmoil.

But Smart claims FAs may not need to focus on these issues. Speaking with FA-IQ, he outlines why advisors should keep an eye on asset class correlation and how diversification may prove valuable.