What to buy?

What to buy?Historical soft landing or global economic train wreck? Positioning for a range of outcomes


Stefan Löwenthal

  • Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer – Global Multi-Asset
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Jürgen Wurzer

  • Managing Director, Deputy Head – Global Multi-Asset
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Igor Kovacic

  • Vice President, Senior Investment Manager – Global Multi-Asset
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Aaron D. Young

  • Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager – Global Multi-Asset
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With recessions forecast and the US Federal Reserve still tightening, it’s time to position portfolios for a range of potential scenarios. The Macquarie Global Multi Asset Team compares several attractive asset types in anticipation of an ongoing challenged environment, including real assets, European equities, US small caps, and both US and emerging market (EM) bonds.


The views expressed represent the investment team’s assessment of the market environment as of December 2022, and should not be considered a recommendation to buy, hold, or sell any security, and should not be relied on as research or investment advice. Views are subject to change without notice.


Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Diversification may not protect against market risk.

The risk that the value of a fund’s shares will be affected by factors particular to Real Assets Securities and related industries or sectors (such as government regulation) and may fluctuate more widely than that of a fund that invests in a broad range of industries.

International investments entail risks including fluctuation in currency values, differences in accounting principles, or economic or political instability in other nations.

Investments in small and/or medium-sized companies typically exhibit greater risk and higher volatility than larger, more established companies.

Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in established foreign markets due to increased volatility, lower trading volume, and higher risk of market closures. In many emerging markets, there is substantially less publicly available information and the available information may be incomplete or misleading. Legal claims are generally more difficult to pursue.