By Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist from Oliver’s Insights, AMP Capital, Edition 9 2014

Key points

  • While the global economy is gradually mending, returns will still be constrained and volatile relative to the long term bull market that got underway in the 1980s.
  • As a result asset allocation will remain critically important for investors – particularly for those who can’t take a long term approach and those looking to enhance returns.
  • Improved approaches to asset allocation, in particular dynamic asset allocation, and the use of highly liquid and low cost futures and exchange traded funds (ETFs) further enhance the significance of asset allocation.

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