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Short duration: Preparing for volatility

Volatility looks here to stay

2016 began as we expected it to go on, with consistently higher market volatility. The outcome from the UK's EU referendum has resulted in a severe impact on financial markets and sterling in the near term, as well as an uncertain outlook for both economies, while former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation has driven up political uncertainty.

The divergence in global central bank policies, and the lack of certainty around policy tightening, also continue to be some of the main drivers of volatility. Meanwhile, the rebalancing of China’s economy towards a consumer-led growth model is likely to continue to contribute to its slowdown…

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