Europe’s investing landscape is complicated, but there are compelling reasons to reassess regional markets today. In this live interview, Andrew Birse, fund manager of AB's European equity portfolio, explains how his team bring a private equity-like approach to public markets, directly engage with short sellers for a broader perspective of risk and why bringing a global perspective to European stocks leads to overlooked investment opportunities.
Also in this interview
•Andrew and Lucy will discuss Europe’s current investment environment
•AB’s heritage as value investors, and why we believe clients demand return irrespective of style or factor exposures.
•AB’s differentiated investment approach
•A disciplined portfolio construction technique through cluster and correlation analysis.
•Live audience Q&A
Lucy Walker, HEAD OF THIRD-PARTY FUNDS at Sarasin & Partners.
Lucy joined Sarasin & Partners in 2011 and took on her current role in early 2016. In addition to managing a number of fund of fund portfolios, she sits on the company's investment policy committee and also runs its third-party fund analysis.
Please join Ben Yeoh, Portfolio Manager, RBC Global Equity in conversation with Cary Krosinsky, Co-founder and Director of Real Impact Tracker as they discuss sustainability ratings, SDG’s and divestment vs investment.Read more >
Please join the Head of RBC Global Equity, Habib Subjally, as he introduces his team’s purpose and people with the help of his colleagues Luis Benoliel, and Jeremy Richardson, who will be acting moderator and devil’s advocate!Read more >
How can investors discover stocks with long-term return potential, even in an environment of political and economic uncertainty?
Join us for an interactive session with our fund manager and learn how it’s possible to invest successfully in European Equities.
1. Find out how AB’s European Equity portfolios have successfully navigated changing market conditions by focusing on companies—and not countries.
2. Discover why the key to identifying winners is to look for European companies that are global leaders and less exposed to regional trends.
3. Learn how techniques used by private equity investors can be very effective when applied to stockpicking in public equity markets.
Presenter: Tawhid Ali, Chief Investment Officer—European Value Equities
Tawhid Ali has served as Chief Investment Officer of European Value Equities since 2012, having been the division’s Director of Research since 2008. Ali was previously a research analyst covering retail and leisure stocks in Europe. He was also appointed Portfolio Manager of Global and International Value Equities in March 2016.
Moderator: Nicholas Davidson , Senior Portfolio Manager—Equities
Nicholas Davidson joined AB in 2005 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He works with clients across a range of AB’s global and regional equity services, and comanages the Global Equity Income Portfolio. Davidson was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the telecommunications and media industries and in the public sector.
A new political regime in the US brings new risks and new rewards for US equity investors. Join Kurt Feuerman as he discusses his outlook for US markets and how he has adjusted his strategies to manage risk and identify new opportunities.Read more >
On 24 April 2018 at 15:00 CET, John Bennett will deliver his latest update on the Janus Henderson Continental European Fund and the Janus Henderson Pan European Fund, providing some insight into his views on European markets, and why he believes 2018 will see a challenge to both market direction and market leadership, following a one-way decade of dominance for growth stocks.Read more >
Colin Morton, Franklin UK Equity Income Fund, gives a fund summary for Q1 2017.
Key points include:
- A solid start to the year, with the fund slightly above benchmark, driven by performance from industrials
- We’ve used share price weakness to add to positions, and with uncertainty likely to continue we’re ready to take advantage of further opportunities
Senior Fund Manager, Martin Cholwill discusses potential sources of volatility and the opportunities that this could throw upRead more >
Peter Rutter, Head of Global Equities at RLAM shares the latest insights from our Global Equity team, looking at recent market conditions and providing an update on the Royal London Global Equity funds.Read more >
Richard Marwood, Senior Fund Manager, will present our latest webinar on UK equity income with an update on the market, the key features of the fund and how it is currently positioned.Read more >
Fund manager, Craig Yeaman shares the latest views from our UK equity team, commenting on the UK equity market and updating on his investment approach and any current themes that are affecting our UK Opportunities Fund.Read more >
Chinese equity markets have been under pressure since the start of the year, as the trade tensions with the U.S. intensified.
How does the implementation of import tariffs on Chinese goods and services impact the Chinese economy? How is China responding to mitigate potential implications on growth? And are trade tensions the only reason behind the market correction?
Bibiana Carretero will provide a quarterly update for the New Capital Dynamic European Equity FundRead more >
Sandy Sanders, Senior Lead Portfolio Manager for the US Core Value Equity Team at Manulife Asset Management, addresses some topical themes on US equities. This short round up explores the reaction of the equity market to the threat of further tariffs, where quality and value can be found within the markets given the current economic climate, and what lies ahead in the small-cap space.Read more >
Steve Weeple, Portfolio Manager on the Edinburgh-based Janus Henderson Global Equities team, will provide an update on their strategy and approach, which avoids short-term market ‘noise’ and focuses on long-term secular and predictable trends that can provide attractive end markets for companies to operate in.Read more >
Please join Nick Field of the Schroders Emerging Market Equities team as he provides the Team's thematic views on the sweeping demographic changes taking place in China, Brazil, and other key global EM societies – and what these changes mean for EM investors.Read more >
On 18 April 2018 at 15:00 CET, Tim Stevenson and James Ross, co-managers of the Janus Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity Fund, will deliver their quarterly update, covering the performance of the fund, recent trades and current positioning, as well as giving their thoughts on a challenging few months for European – and indeed global - markets.Read more >
Wes McCoy, manager of the UK Equity Unconstrained Fund, provides an update of the Fund, discussing:
-Contributors and activity
Please join Colin Morton, manager, Franklin UK Equity Income Fund, who will draw on more than 30 years of experience to share with you his solution for providing your clients with a premium yield couple with capital growth. As well as explaining the process behind his time-tested approach to UK equity income investing, Colin will discuss:
•Key themes driving performance
•Recent portfolio changes
•Outlook and positioning
US equity growth has been powered by the twin pillars of corporations and consumers, both of which are growing nicely, explains George Russell, Franklin US Growth Equity Team.Read more >
Please join Richard Buxton, head of UK equities for his monthly webcast. The recent volatility in global financial markets isn’t that surprising given the challenges posed by issues such as the winding down of central bank support, the winding up of trade war risk and the nervousness of many investors. While October can be a tough month for risk assets, and this can provide a good opportunity to top up on selective UK equities.
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