Rising interest rates, inflation, and asset allocation

8 min read 31 Mar 21

An update from the M&G Multi Asset team looking at how they approach asset allocation in an environment when inflation and interest rates could be set to increase.

  • We believe we are at a critical juncture where changes to the interest rate and inflation regime can determine the long-term characteristics of investors’ portfolios.
  • When determining return and correlation patterns across assets, it is just as important to assess the reasons why inflation and interest rates move as the levels they might reach.
  • Considering a range of potential future interest rate and inflation scenarios is imbedded in the Multi Asset team’s approach to portfolio construction.

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