The second half of this year was initially predicted to be a strong one. However, the Covid-19 pandemic — which has dragged on longer than expected — has put most investors in a quandary. Even before the pandemic wreaked economic havoc around the world, there were a few geopolitical issues, like the ongoing US-China trade dispute and Brexit, says Maybank Singapore’s head of private wealth and head of products and investment solutions Alice Tan in an interview with The Edge Singapore. Even so, the current volatility is enough for the house to keep a defensive position when it came to investments.

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