Question 1 Asset classes (15 marks | Word limit: 700 words) LO5: Compare how the different asset classes are used and traded. Assume you are a financial adviser. You have been approached by a client who has accumulated sufficient investible funds to consider establishing their own personal investment portfolio. This client has now asked for a detailed report from you regarding investment options. Analyse the outlook of returns in Australia over the next 12 months from: cash fixed interest equity using the All Ords Index as your benchmark property using the A-REIT Index as your benchmark. In your answer, provide an estimated percentage forecast of returns for each asset class and a forecast of which asset class you believe will provide the best returns over the period. Justify your opinion. In addition, include in your answer an explanation of the correlation of asset classes. Note: No actual investment recommendation nor portfolio allocation is required for this question.