Milliman Market Monitor London - 29 March 2018

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By Neil Dissanayake, Peter Lin | 11 April 2018
Equity markets experienced another volatile month, with the markets concerned about a potential trade war between the US and China. European equities lost around 2% in March. The UK market was down by over 7% in the first quarter. International equity markets posted losses of between 2% and 3% during March. Bond markets rose in value in March. Realised volatility has retreated from its February peak, but remained elevated in March relative to its start-of-year levels. The volatility risk premium for the S&P seesawed whilst rising to 5% by the end of March.