Global Equity Commentary | 3Q 2023

Quarterly Letter

9 min read | The Altrinsic Global Equity portfolio declined 1.6% (-1.8% net) during the third quarter, as measured in US dollars, compared with declines of 3.5% and 3.4% for the MSCI World and MSCI All Country World indices, respectively.   Outperformance came amid volatility in stock, bond, currency, and commodity markets, as markets and economies are grappling with an environment transitioning from one flooded with free money to one of rising nominal and real interest rates.  This transition, coupled with significant uncertainty around growth, inflation, regulation, technology competition, and government policy, contributes to elevated risk in markets.  We believe these factors should support a broadening out in markets with greater attention paid to quality, valuation, and risk.