Sam Liddle: Can absolute return prevent 'pound-cost ravaging' of investors' capital?

'Cautious consistency amid uncertainty'

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The absolute return sector has always had its critics and, in the case of several participants in the sector, rightly so. But in a year that looks set to challenge both equity and fixed income markets, could the strategy come back into its own? Sam Liddle looks at the issues

So far this year, much airtime has been handed to discussions around which style of investing, asset class, or region will dominate from a performance standpoint in 2022. The reality is, it's a uniquely difficult time for both growth and income investors, as both equity markets and fixed income assets face uphill struggles. This is when a traditional multi-asset absolute return strategy, managed appropriately, may well prove a sanctuary for investors looking to beat inflation, while also offering capital preservation to income investors. The number one challenge Inflation is th...

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