While the stock markets climbed to new record highs in the first half of the year, the first central banks also initiated a turnaround in monetary policy by cutting interest rates. Will the environment remain positive?

In the Funds exclusive series, the fund managers of selected funds look back on developments in the first half of 2024 and give their assessment of what the markets could expect in 2024. (Note: Prognoses are not a reliable indicator of future performance).

"We do not expect any significant changes to the market drivers that we saw in the first half."

Markus Jandrisevits, fund manager CORE Dynamic

Fund & Performance

CORE Dynamic is a mixed fund of funds- It invests between 45% and 55% in equities, up to 10% in alternative asset classes while the rest of the portfolio is invested in bonds. The fund is suitable for long-term capital appreciation.

Note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Performance since start of the fund. The performance is calculated in accordance with the OeKB method. The management fee as well as any performance-related remuneration is already included. The issue premium which might be applicable on purchase and as well as any individual transaction specific costs or ongoing costs that reduce earnings (e.g. account- and deposit fees) have not been taken into account in this presentation.

Commentary by fund manager Markus Jandrisevits

How did the fund perform in the first half of the year and what were the priorities in the fund?

The fund gained 7.8% in the first half of 2024. We slightly reduced the equity allocation and stepped up cash at the beginning of the year. In March, we increased the gold ETC weighting at the expense of cash. At the beginning of May, we increased the position of Asian high-yield bonds and sold the position in corporate bonds from growth markets in its entirety. The equity/bond ratio remained constant during that time.

 

What expectations do you have for the second half of the year?

For the second half of the year, the fund management team does not expect any significant changes to the market drivers that we saw in the first half, i.e. the inflation trend and the associated global monetary policy, geopolitical tensions, elections in the USA, and the megatrend of artificial intelligence.

Note: Prognoses are not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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