Kick-off 2019 with courage and discipline

After a tough December, which led to an abrupt valuation reset, risk assets rebounded in the first weeks of the year, boosted by a market-sympathetic turn in Fed rhetoric and an increased optimism on trade negotiations. As the current reasons for optimism should be confirmed, we believe it is time to re-approach the areas of risk assets where the correction has brought value back, especially in emerging markets. In our view, investors should start 2019 with a disciplined approach, but also have the courage to look beyond short-term noise in search for long-term value.