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10 Questions From Asset Allocators on the COVID-19 Crisis

Second Quarter 2020 

Adam Berger tackles questions about the recovery, the future of globalization, and everything in between.

Insight from our sub-adviser, Wellington Management
Adam Berger
CFA, Multi-Asset Strategist

 

Amid the coronavirus fallout, how should asset allocators respond to volatility and illiquidity? What’s the outlook for small caps, high yield, emerging markets, and the US dollar? Is globalization dead? Multi-Asset Strategist Adam Berger offers quick thoughts on these and other topics.


Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Security prices fluctuate in value depending on general market and economic conditions and the prospects of individual companies. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • Municipal securities may be adversely impacted by state/local, political, economic, or market conditions. Investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax as well as state and local income taxes. Capital gains, if any, are taxable. • High-yield (“junk”) bonds involve greater risk of price volatility, illiquidity, and default than higher-rated debt securities.

The views expressed herein are those of Wellington Management, are for informational purposes only, and are subject to change based on prevailing market, economic, and other conditions. The views expressed may not reflect the opinions of Hartford Funds or any other sub-adviser to our funds. They should not be construed as research or investment advice nor should they be considered an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. This information is current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Wellington Management or Hartford Funds.

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