Markets in Focus: Where’s the Value in Defensive Positioning?
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Global equities were down in Q3 2021 ending a run of five consecutive quarters of positive returns. MSCI Quality and Minimum Volatility Indexes led the way with the strongest performance among MSCI Factor Indexes. However, despite strong returns in the last year, indicators of economic growth have slowed, and rising concerns of stagflation may give rise to defensive positioning, prompting investors to turn to defensive equity factors to reduce risk.