Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, and teamRecorded: May 1 201936 mins
Corporate governance is a well-practices component of ESG analysis. But what about a company's social and/or environmental footprint on society. This is a much more difficult arena of analysis to do with any consistency or success.
In this edition of our quarterly series, Jessica Ground and Andy Howard discuss SustainEx, a new proprietary tool that provides quantitative analysis of these factors across companies and sectors, so that investors can better understand the financial impact of doing good, or continuing unethical business practices.
Martin Skanberg and Simon CorcoranRecorded: Apr 4 201954 mins
In this live webinar, fund manager Martin Skanberg addresses the reasons for the underperformance of Schroder ISF EURO Equity over the last 9 months. Undeniably the recent performance of the Fund has been disappointing, however, we maintain conviction in the shape of the portfolio and have added to many of the stocks which have weighed on returns. Managing a style agnostic portfolio focused on stock specific risk is what we have always done – this difficult period has not changed the approach and we are confident that these stocks will return to generating positive alpha again.
Jim Barrineau, Head of EMD Relative, SchrodersRecorded: Mar 7 201919 mins
Emerging market debt has had a remarkable run so far in 2019, but is this just a tactical play in the wake of a challenged year for risk assets? We think it’s more than that. EMD remains a strategic asset class play, and Schroders’ Head of EMD Relative Jim Barrineau will explore the ways in which EMD is attractive as the risk-free rate peaks.
He will also discuss where he sees the best opportunities among both hard- and local-currency debt, and how investors can be strategic with their EMD allocations in 2019.
David Knutson, CFA, Head of Credit, Americas, SchrodersRecorded: Feb 14 201938 mins
In this edition of Credit Insights, David looks at the explosion of triple-B bonds in the IG universe, the recent high yield retracement, and what the Year of the Pig may have in store regarding China’s economic growth & the trade war dispute.
Schroders' Sustainable Investment teamRecorded: Jan 17 201938 mins
Sarah Bratton hosts the Sustainable Investment team as they kick off the New Year with several timely topics including the relevance of ESG factors in managing both trade wars risk and the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the global economy. They will also touch on divestment practices and trends among several ‘sin sectors’.