Manager prefers diversified mix of styles and expertise

Sadiq Adatia of Sun Life Granite Balanced Growth Portfolio believes we will be in a very difficult market this year, and favours a combination of active and passive management

Diana Cawfield 24 January, 2019 | 6:00PM

Positioned for a challenging market, Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer and portfolio manager at Sun Life Global Investments Inc. in Toronto, looks for risk/reward dynamics in asset allocation.

“I think this is a very difficult market that we’re going to be in this year,” says Adatia. “We do know there are some risks out there, starting with global trade, the U.S. and China in particular, the Brexit scenario, and then policy decisions when it comes to interest rates, whether it’s the Bank of Canada, or more important probably, the U.S. Federal Reserve.”

According to Adatia, if these key things head in the wrong direction, they could really have negative consequences on the global markets and says that the market reflected nervousness of that happening in Q4 2018.

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