More and more investors are realising the advantages of factor investing and starting to implement its lessons not just as an afterthought, but as a top-down element of the overall investment strategy. A large percentage of pension funds still have a cover ratio that barely exceeds the minimum requirement and face funding issues due to the ageing demographics. To meet liabilities, pension funds are looking for higher returns while at the same time have less appetite for risk. Is factor investing the solution for the seemingly opposing challenges of risk and return?
Easy monetary policy and low inflation are likely to drive an acceleration in growth in the second half of this year. Should that change your tactical asset allocation calls? Fidelity Solutions’ Anna Stupnytska, Kevin O’Nolan and Nick Peters discuss the opportunities they have identified.
We expect a boost in global economic growth to lead to renewed confidence in higher yielding fixed income markets. This is good news for income investors - as Andrew Wells, Fidelity’s Global Fixed Income Chief Investment Officer, explores as he looks at the state of the global bond market.
Please join Steve Ellis in this regular webcast as he looks to explain Fidelity’s Emerging Market Debt team’s views on why, in a low yield world and despite soft fundamentals, emerging market debt continues to offer an attractive income for an acceptable level of risk. The asset class has enjoyed a strong start to the year, with the supply/demand imbalance created by inflows and limited debt issuance leading yields to come in. This has resulted in an approximate 4% return for hard currency debt over the year to date. Local currency sovereign debt currently yields around 6.4%, US dollar-denominated sovereign debt yields 5.7% and US dollar-denominated corporates yield 5.2%. This compares very favorably to yields on offer from various asset classes in the developing world; particularly when considering a significant proportion of this universe is rated investment grade.
Emerging markets can throw up opportunities where one might least expect to find them. Please join Steve Ellis in discovering where the market opportunities lie.
Portfolio manager Chris Berrier will review the strategy's performance during the quarter and share portfolio commentary on recent investment activity and insight into certain portfolio companies that impacted performance.
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