At a Glance

DBS Model Portfolios are diversified across many types of asset classes and investment styles to benefit from top performing asset classes and reduce impact of lower performing asset classes.

Balanced Portfolio

  Tactical Asset Allocation
Equities 50.00%
US 27.00%
Europe 4.00%
Japan 2.00%
Asia ex Japan 17.00%
Fixed Income 27.00%
Developed Markets (DM) 12.00%
DM Government Bonds 2.00%
DM Corporate Bonds 10.00%

Emerging Markets (EM)

Alternatives 16.00%
Gold 9.00%
Hedge Funds 7.00%
Cash 7.00%


Tactical Asset Allocation

Asset Class 3-Month Basis 12-Month Basis
Equities Neutral Neutral
US Equities Overweight Overweight
Europe Equities Underweight Underweight
Japan Equities Underweight Underweight
Asia ex-Japan (AxJ) Equities Overweight Overweight
Bonds Underweight Underweight
Developed Market (DM) Government Bonds Underweight Underweight
Developed Market (DM) Corporate Bonds Underweight Neutral
Emerging Markets (EM) Bonds Overweight Neutral
Alternatives Overweight Overweight
Gold Overweight Overweight
Hedge Funds Overweight Overweight
Cash Overweight Neutral

Source: DBS CIO Office

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  1. The above are based on three-month views.
  2. Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against market loss.
  3. “TAA’ refers to “Tactical Asset Allocation”. “SAA” refers to “Strategic Asset Allocation”.
  4. Based on the SAA model, the Aggressive model has the highest risk, followed by Balanced, Moderate, and Conservative, with Conservative being the least risky.
  5. The investor type classification for the portfolio has no direct relationship with the Financial Needs Analysis customer risk profile types and the portfolios
    are not assigned any product risk rating based on the bank’s proprietary risk rating methodology.

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