Keeping it real - thematic investing in an inflationary world

5 min read 4 Nov 22

  • Inflation has returned with a vengeance, exacerbated by the spike in energy prices in the wake of Russia's war on Ukraine
  • Investors punished growth stocks and took refuge in defensives, hurting growth-hungry thematic funds; but to us this does not mean thematic investing is a busted flush
  • Recent events serve as a telling reminder that investors ignore valuation at their peril

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By Alex Araujo

The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

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