Smart beta product offerings have proliferated over the past decade, offering investors an ample choice of different factors and different weighting schemes to select from for a relevant smart beta index. However, in addition to the question of selecting a suitable index as a standalone investment, the question of combining different smart beta strategies naturally arises in the context of an extensive range of smart beta offerings.
The webinar will address the issue of combining several smart beta strategies, and clarifies the conceptual underpinnings and relevant questions arising when considering smart beta index combinations.
Topics covered include:
•How to include investors’ goals in the construction of smart beta solutions
•Smart beta as a solution for the replacement of the active benchmarked manager: How to manage the relative risk to cap-weighted benchmarks with smart beta risk allocation
•Smart beta as a strategic benchmark
•How to manage the absolute risk of smart beta
Citywire AA rated Paola Binns gives an update on credit markets and the impact of the European Central Bank's asset purchase programme on them. She will update on how she's positioning the RL Sterling Credit Fund in response.
The technology sector remains attractive despite the ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty. Tech continues to take share in the economy, the sector’s balance sheets and cash flow generation remain strong while valuations are still reasonable relative to general equities.
On Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 11:00 CET , portfolio manager in the Global Technology Team, Alison Porter will provide an update on the Henderson Global Technology SICAV and OEIC funds.
During the presentation Alison will cover:
•Global tech sector review
•Portfolio performance in Q1 2016
•Key investment themes and opportunities
•Current fund positioning
May 2, 2016: We've made two key investment decisions this year - maintaining our equity exposure and increasing exposure in emerging market equities. Our chief investment strategist shares insight into our decision process and what it means for investors.
In his latest webcast, Portfolio Manager Alastair Mundy will discuss the latest investment opportunities he is identifying through his bottom-up contrarian investment approach. He will also discuss the latest positioning of the Investec Cautious Managed and UK Special Situations Funds
Co-Portfolio Manager, Philip Saunders will discuss the macro outlook, the prospects for asset classes in uncertain markets and the latest performance and positioning of the Investec Multi-Asset Protector Fund.
An update from Alastair Mundy on the Investec Cautious Managed Fund
- Performance update
- The Fund has outperformed the IMA Cautious Managed sector in both bull and bear markets over the last 10 years(1)
- Asset allocation and holdings
- Current portfolio breakdown
- The market is clearly cheap...or is it?
- Sovereign risk remains centre stage
- A rolling Euro crisis or a wake-up call to complacent governments?
- The rocovery is faltering, but steady, subdued global growth seems likely
- Has the equity rally ran out of steam?
- The US response - will November's mid term elections be the catalyst for fiscal restraint
- The selective opportunities offered by emerging market debt