January 18, 2019 / 10:19 AM / 6 months ago

Fidelity multi-asset moves to overweight equities and fixed income, underweight cash

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Fidelity’s multi-asset fund increased its allocation to equities and fixed income on Friday amid volatile markets, moving to overweight on both while cutting allocations to cash to underweight.

“In equities there is the possibility of a last leg in the bull market, but given the significant disparities in global equity regions, we are being highly selective in spending our risk budget,” wrote James Bateman, chief investment officer, multi asset at Fidelity International.

Fidelity increased its allocation to emerging market equities to overweight, saying valuations are attractive and the headwinds of dollar strength and high oil prices are fading.

The fund moved to underweight cash, saying fixed income and equities were better investments “in case inflation does rear its head”.

Fidelity has 236.5 billion pounds in assets under management. (Reporting by Helen Reid, Editing by Josephine Mason)

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