Fidelity's Ilan Kolet: 2024 Macro and Investment Outlook

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Join us for this enlightening conversation with Ilan Kolet, Institutional Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation Team, at Fidelity Investments, as we delve into the macroeconomic and investment outlook for 2024. Kolet provides invaluable insight into the Canadian and US economies, the housing market, investment strategies, and inflation protection. We explore the impact of interest rates, consumer spending, and central bank policies on investments. Kolet's expertise sheds light on asset allocation, portfolio diversification, and the potential implications of elevated inflation rates, making this episode an absolute must-listen.

Timestamped Highlights:

[00:00] Introduction - career - Bank of Canada, under Dodge and Carney, to Bloomberg, then Fidelity in Boston.

[05:24] Thoughts on Market optimism.

[12:10] Potential US economic growth boosted by technology.

[17:36] Labor market shows resilience and interest concerns.

[23:19] Reduced consumer spending leads to economic impact.

[29:47] Asset allocation process involves feedback from managers.

[33:03] Elevated rates causing financial stress in Canada.

[38:11] Diversifying and explaining investments to numerous clients.

[43:33] Services drive inflation, labor market drives expenses.

[48:45] US government faces challenges in refunding debt.

[57:25] Researchers on Wellington acknowledge economic sensitivities, rates outlook.

[01:02:28] Leverage negative sentiment, be cautious in exuberance.

[01:06:15] Questioning fixed income view, cash overweight strategic.

[01:10:13] Investors have many short and long-term options.

[01:17:30] Working with talented teams on global research.


Where to find Ilan Kolet, Fidelity Investments:

Fidelity Investments Canada - Asset Allocation Quarterly


Ilan Kolet on Linkedin

Global Asset Allocation Team - Fidelity Investments


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