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LCP Investment Summary .. April 2021
Posted on 4 May, 2021 by Administrator
Global equity markets rose 2.1% (in € terms) in April. The returns to Euro investors were reduced due to the Euro rising against the U.S. Dollar by over 2%. Markets again hit record highs over the month with the release of generally strong economic data, especially from the U.S. where the unemployment rate fell to 6%. Inflation indicators continued to rise but both investors and Central Banks preferred to concentrate on the recovery in the global economy (particularly jobs) rather than potentially significant global inflation down the line as a result.
Investors also welcomed the release of better-than-expected Q1 earnings in both Europe and the U.S, across a range of industries including some of the bigger technology stocks, which had underperformed the market so far in 2021.
Longer-dated Eurozone bond prices fell 1.7% over the month, with the yield on the AAA Eurozone 15+ Year Index rising to 0.22% by month-end. The Euro Broad Sovereign 10+ Year Index fell by 2.3% with its yield at 0.80% at month-end. Eurozone bond prices fell and yields rose again, over April, due to improving economic data and a pick up in the Covid vaccination programme across the continent. Sample DB Scheme The funding level of our sample
Sample DC Schemes
Two of our sample DC Strategies rose over April as most asset classes were positive.