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How low should you go on duration?

by Danielle Levy on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:03

A medium risk model has around 32% in bonds, with roughly half in conventional gilts on account of their liquidity and safe haven status, 20% in index-linked gilts and the rest in corporate bonds.

How the medium risk models compare

- Quilter Cheviot

Bond exposure: 32%

Duration: Six years

- Brooks Macdonald

Bond exposure: 16%

Duration: Four years

- GAM

Cash & bonds: 17-8%

Duration: Two years

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