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Fund Managers’ Current Asset Allocation – June

Summary: Overall, fund managers’ asset allocations in June provide a confused view.On the one hand, fund managers raised cash to a 6-month high and reduced their global equity exposure to an 8-month low. Relative to recent history, this is contrarian bullish.Note, however, that most of the fall in their equity allocations came from further reducing emerging markets exposure; allocations to […]

Fund Managers’ Current Asset Allocation – April

Every month, we review the latest BAML survey of global fund managers. Among the various ways of measuring investor sentiment, this is one of the better ones as the results reflect how managers are allocated in various asset classes. These managers oversee a combined $600b in assets.The data should be viewed mostly from a contrarian perspective; that is, when equities […]

Softer Rate Hike Cycle Ahead?

The “Good Friday” Jobs Report may be one of the most anticlimactic in memory as the sharp slowdown in the jobs growth rate ran smack into a market closed for the holiday weekend and while it truly was a good Friday for anyone still long the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP), what sort of situation will investors […]

Fund Managers’ Current Asset Allocation – February

Every month, we review the latest BAML survey of global fund managers. Among the various ways of measuring investor sentiment, this is one of the better ones as the results reflect how managers are allocated in various asset classes. These managers oversee a combined $700b in assets.The data should be viewed mostly from a contrarian perspective; that is, when equities […]