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Volatility calls for caution, but opportunities still abound

Fund managers say that apart from the China Syndrome, high dividend yielding assets offer hope.

Amid increasing pessimism over the current market positions, most fund managers agree that rising bad debts, collapsing Asian equity markets and turmoil in China present a buying opportunity.

FUND managers sound caution over volatile markets this year, and multi-asset portfolios are likely to see more tactical shifts than in normal market conditions.

Says Sean Taylor of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management: "We have to be very focused this year; it's not a big buy-and-hold...