Capital preservation and liquidity become critical investment objectives during periods of market volatility. In their flight from risk, investors traditionally flock to conventional safe-haven assets to realise these benefits.

"A safe-haven asset typically holds its value because it is backed by a physical asset and serves as a store of value. These attributes can provide more certainty in returns," says Kim Rassou, portfolio manager at Old Mutual Wealth Tailored Fund Portfolios...

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