BY WILLEM VINKE
In April, NYMEX WTI CRUDE rose 5.59% to finish at $68.57. At the same time, the US 10y treasury yield increased by 7.82%, closing the month at 2.9531.
The German 10y treasury yield rose by 12.51%, finishing at 0.559%, while the Swiss 10y treasury yield increased by 224.57%, closing at 0.088%.
Throughout the month, the UK 10y gilt yield increased by 5.03% to finish at 1.418%. Gold decreased by -0.76% to finish at $1,315.39, with silver declining by -0.22% to close at $16.3318. In April, the Euro weakened against both, the US$ (down 2.00%) and the sterling (down 0.18%), finishing at 1.2078 and 0.87754 respectively.
STRATEGIC EUROPE VALUE FUND
The Fund* returned +3.06% in April. Energy, Telecoms & Consumer Discretionary were the best performing sectors in the benchmark, whilst the worst performing were Consumer Staples, Healthcare & Industrials. The Fund’s top performing stocks were Wirecard, Safran & ASR Nederland, whereas the worst were Philip Morris, Orkla & Reckitt Benckiser.
* EUR I Class
STRATEGIC GLOBAL QUALITY FUND