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As we enter 2024, we have a broadly balanced asset allocation stance, namely a neutral weighting in equities and a much-increased weighting in bonds. This follows a steady reduction in equity exposure throughout the last quarter of 2023.

As we look forward to 2023, we maintain a preference for equities over other asset classes. The prevailing market consensus is that inflation has now peaked, and that rates will therefore peak by the middle of 2023.

As we enter 2022, we continue to prefer equities to other asset classes, such as eurozone government bonds and cash. This preference is predicated on the enduring relative valuation thesis, robust corporate earnings expectations, and the positive global growth trajectory.