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Forecasts for investing? Unigestion prefers 'nowcasts'

"As a consequence of all three nowcaster signals, in traditional assets, we are currently long government bonds and industrial metals, and short credit and equities. In alternative risk premia, the nowcaster signals have led to an underweight in dividends carry and volatility carry, and overweight FX value." - Joan Lee, Unigestion senior vice-president


MOST investors hunger for forecasts of the future, but Unigestion's alternative risk premia (ARP) fund eschews forecasts in favour of "nowcasting".

Joan Lee, Unigestion's senior vice-president and multi-assets portfolio manager, said: "We think it's difficult to forecast...

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