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Financial markets have delivered strong returns for investors so far in 2019, reversing the weakness in share prices seen in the final months of 2018. Bond markets have been reacting positively to subdued inflation and declining economic growth forecasts and stock markets have been supported by lower interest rates.

The Balanced Model Portfolio aims to achieve long term investment returns from a combination of lower risk and lower volatility assets (e.g. cash and/or bonds) and higher risk and higher volatility assets (e.g. real assets and company shares).

The Adventurous Model Portfolio aims to achieve long term returns from a greater proportion of higher risk and higher volatility assets (e.g. real assets and company shares) than lower risk and lower volatility assets (e.g. cash and/or bonds).

The Highly Adventurous Model Portfolio aims to achieve long term returns from a greater proportion of higher risk and higher volatility assets (e.g. real assets and company shares) than lower risk and lower volatility assets (e.g. cash and/or bonds). The other available Models are Conservative, Balanced, Moderately Adventurous and Adventurous, which all have lower risk/potential return.

London Wall Partners LLP, the financial advisory firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian McCafferty CBE, a former external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and former Chief Economic Adviser to the CBI, as a member of and Senior Adviser to its Investment Committee.  Prior to his roles at the Bank and the CBI, Ian was Head of Macroeconomics at BP,

Stock markets have recovered their poise so far in 2019, having ended last year in a nervous mood; the World index declined by over 10% in the final three months of 2018 (see Chart 1 below). Some commentators attributed the setback to concerns over slower economic growth in 2019, which were partly provoked by President Trump’s trade battles.

The Highly Adventurous Model Portfolio aims to achieve long term returns from a greater proportion of higher risk and higher volatility assets (e.g. real assets and company shares) than lower risk and lower volatility assets (e.g. cash and/or bonds).

The Adventurous Model Portfolio aims to achieve long term returns from a greater proportion of higher risk and higher volatility assets (e.g. real assets and company shares) than lower risk and lower volatility assets (e.g. cash and/or bonds).

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