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Grow income but have enough liquidity

To build in some buffer to avoid the negatives and even take advantage of opportunities thrown up by higher volatility, Mr Eric Bernbaum says holding more liquidity could help, especially when there is such a lack of clarity around market-moving even
To build in some buffer to avoid the negatives and even take advantage of opportunities thrown up by higher volatility, Mr Eric Bernbaum says holding more liquidity could help, especially when there is such a lack of clarity around market-moving events like the United States-China trade negotiations.PHOTO: JP MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Eric Bernbaum, executive director and portfolio manager for JP Morgan Asset Management's multi-asset solutions team, discusses his market outlook in our series featuring fund managers and market experts.

New York-based Eric Bernbaum joined JP Morgan Asset Management in 2008 and is responsible for manager selection and portfolio construction.

He focuses on portfolio management and the interpretation and implementation of tactical asset allocation strategy across multi-asset class portfolios, with a specific focus on outcome-oriented strategies, including target date, income and total return.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 05, 2019, with the headline 'Grow income but have enough liquidity'. Print Edition | Subscribe