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Analytic Investors, one of the investment teams within Wells Fargo Asset Management, is a leading expert and pioneer in factor based investing and strategies designed to outperform the market with less downside risk. Our strategies are based on strong academic evidence and utilise time-tested quantitative techniques that combine responsive, disciplined individual security selection with unparalleled risk management.
Please join us as we explore two different techniques to reduce equity risk without sacrificing equity returns. Over the past eight years, strong equity returns and low fixed income yields have led investors to reevaluate their equity risk exposure and adjust asset allocations by incorporating strategies like low volatility equity and long/short equity. As a result, these kinds of factor-based investing strategies have become more mainstream and gained the respect of many institutional clients and consultants. We will explain the academic foundation to this style of investing and highlight how investors can utilise these strategies to reduce equity risk without sacrificing long term returns. We will also discuss scenarios in which these investment styles tend to win and lose, benchmarking issues, and common misconceptions.
What are the implications and outlook for markets in the second half of 2017?
It has been almost a year since the UK voted in a referendum to withdraw from the EU, and six months since President Trump took power in the US. Now, the UK General Election has resulted in a hung parliament. What will be the impact of all this uncertainty on our economy and the markets?
Join Rathbones Chief Investment Officer, Julian Chillingworth, and Asset Allocation Strategist Ed Smith. In the live call they will give an update on what the recent events mean for global markets, and where we go from here.
Take this opportunity to put your questions to Julian or Ed. A recording will be available 'on demand' after the call if you are unable to join us at 11:30am.
The robotics and automation megatrend is largely still in its infancy and yet the investment case presents opportunity. The integration of more and more artificial intelligence (AI) could boost this even further. Simply put, technological advances and ever-smarter AI are fuelling autonomy and productivity to unprecedented levels.
• How is AI impacting robotics & automation, including key case studies? Wyatt Newman PHD, Professor in Robotics, Case Western Reserve University
• What does this mean for the robotics & automation investment case? Richard Lightbound, CEO, Robo Global Europe
• How to access this growing megatrend? Howie Li, CEO, Canvas, ETF Securities
Emerging market debt is an under-invested asset class offering higher yielding bonds compared to the bonds of developed markets with a similar credit rating. Join Luc D'hooge, Head of Emerging Markets Bonds, as he explains the advantages available to investors in the asset class:
•Why emerging market growth is outpacing developed markets?
•Where to find returns in the diverse emerging market bond universe?
•How relative-value trades can boost portfolio performance?
Join Ross Teverson, manager of the Jupiter Global Emerging Markets Fund as he provides his views on emerging markets, identifying compelling businesses with attractive valuations and looking for underappreciated change.
With a synchronised recovery occurring across the Eurozone, driven by domestic consumption and investment - will we see growth continue to accelerate? Anna Stupnytska, Global Economist at Fidelity Multi Asset, explains what impact and potential risks the global economy could have on Europe.
The Federal Reserve once again did the expected, and they got it exactly right: a prudent and totally predicted interest rate hike and well-telegraphed intentions about the Fed balance sheet. Bob Browne explains.
While Japan is often associated with well-known household brands, it is also home to a number of vibrant smaller companies with the potential to turn into the next Sony. Find out how Nicholas Price is positioning Fidelity Japanese Values PLC to capitalise on these opportunities.
The results are in! The FTSE Russell 2017 Global Smart Beta Survey of asset owners details the latest trends, adoption rates, objectives, attitudes and expectations for smart beta across the globe. Download your copy now!
We are pleased to invite you to a 30-minute webcast with Vanessa Ritter, Head of Global Loans. Vanessa will discuss why global loans are interesting now – especially in this rising rate environment.
Additional topics to be discussed include:
- What are the core attributes of senior secured corporate loans;
- Thoughts on outperforming inflation;
- Best practices for managing default risk exposure;
- Why should investors consider senior corporate loans now; and
- What are the benefits of this strategy for institutional investors?
In this CPD accredited live webinar, David Hooker, manager of the Insight Inflation-Linked Corporate Bond Fund will explore the factors that are currently driving inflation higher. He will help you to appreciate the investment characteristics of inflation-linked corporate bonds and the size of the market. Finally the role of inflation swaps will be explained and their ability to potentially expand the opportunity set for inflation protection products.
Portfolio Managers, Warren Hyland & Thomas Samson will start by providing an update on the Global High Yield market and where the current opportunities lie followed by an update on the Muzinich Global High Yield Fund performance and outlook.
The stellar performance of just a few big technology stocks has raised investor concerns about whether we are seeing a repeat of the Tech Bubble of the late 1990s. Will the rally die? Jim McDonald explains.
This is the third in a series of three webcasts looking at Solvency II from the point of view of the insurance company CIO in which we address the investment management opportunities in real assets for insurance asset owners.
An expert panel debate with:
- Patrick Liedtke, Managing Director Head of the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) for EMEA, BlackRock
- Eugene Dimitriou, Head of Insurance Solutions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments
- Ravi Rastogi, Insurance Investment Group Leader, Europe, Mercer
- Moderator: Martin Hurst, IPE
Trevor Greetham provides an update on the positioning of the RL Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs), offering his outlook and an overview of how the Investment Clock model is influencing asset allocation.
Carlos Hardenberg, lead manager of the £2bn Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust (TEMIT), will provide an update on emerging markets and how the portfolio is positioned to take advantage of opportunities the team has identified.
· Six factors to bridge the gap between active and passive allocations
· Multiple-factor strategies – top-down versus bottom-up construction
· Which factors diversify risk and enable investors to optimize allocations to active and passive managers?
· How can asset allocators use risk budgeting to combine active, passive and factor allocations?
· How does institutional managers choice of active managers affect the factor-allocation decision?
Michael Lewis is a Managing Director, Head of ESG Thematic Research for Deutsche Asset Management and is based in London.
He joined the Company in 1990. Prior to his current role, Michael was Global Head of Commodities Research in the Corporate Banking & Securities division. Before this, he was a G10 FX strategist and Deputy Head of FX Research at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. Michael began his career as a research analyst covering Global Macro & Rates research at Morgan Grenfell
Michael holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc (Econ) in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science.
The amount of China’s debt, which is predominately bank loans, is not as
excessive as the news headlines have painted. In this 30-minute webcast with Chi Lo, our Senior Economist on China,
we will discuss China’s debt reduction, including:
- How China has started tackling its debt problem through practical
- Would a policy to swiftly cut China’s debt-to GDP ratio be implausible;
- Has deleveraging moved up China’s policy priority list;
- What could help solve China’s problem of capital misallocation; and
- Is China’s excess capacity making its debt risk worse?
As global markets wrestle with economic, political and technological change, how can you efficiently identify the winners and losers in a time of extraordinary upheaval? In a live webcast, Jeremy Podger will review the current landscape and reveal the key pockets of opportunity that are driving positioning in the Fidelity Global Special Situations Fund.
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