Asset class performance at the mercy of government policy, says ETF Securities

Inflation, currency debasement and sovereign debt will remain concerns this year, according to ETF Securities. But the outlook for exchange-traded products looks positive as investors are increasingly use them to reflect their views on markets.

Commodities tipped to perform well

The impact of government policy will be felt across all asset classes this year, according to participants at ETF Securities' Multi-Asset Outlook conference held in London last week.

The outlook for commodities and equities is positive, but worries about inflation, sovereign risk and Chinese growth will continue this year, said speakers at the event.

"As growth picks up, inflation and central banks' interest-rates policy become more of an issue," said Nicholas Brooks, head of research and

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