Andrea Nardon, Head of Quantitative Investing, examines why low volatility investing has gained popularity in recent years.Read more >
Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but is known for the volatility of its markets. What if there was a way to capture the growth of the Asian economic region but with less volatility?
Portfolio Manager, Andrew Graham, outlines how his team find high quality Asian companies that he believes will grow in line with the region’s GDP - but will be less volatile that the regional market. Find out more about Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust, a high conviction portfolio of 20-30 companies that have passed the team’s rigorous test, including a thorough ‘forensic accounting’ analysis.
For more information, please visit www.martincurrie.com/uk/asia-unconstrained-trust
Portfolio manager Jody Jonsson discusses the role of China’s decelerating GDP and overvalued currency in the latest market volatility.Read more >
With recent market volatility unsettling investors, Head of European Equities, Paras Anand comments on the impact to Europe and where we go from here.
There will be an opportunity for live Q&A
Matthew Sutherland, Head of Asia Product Management and Gary Monaghan, Investment Specialist will discuss recent volatility in the Asian markets. There will be an opportunity for Q & ARead more >
Katie Nixon outlines the top 5 things investors should know about recent market volatility in this week’s MarketScape.Read more >
Global CIO for Equities Dominic Rossi spoke to Associate Investment Director Maike Currie about the global equity rout.
Global equities saw their sharpest falls since the financial crisis today after Chinese markets were hit by the biggest one-day fall since 2007. Volatility has increased since China devalued its currency earlier this month.
Dominic said: "I think what we need to recognise is that, unlike some of the previous crises we have seen in recent years, this one is starting in the emerging world. Country after country has been devaluing against the US dollar and those devaluations are in response to a weaker economic growth within the emerging world. Now, equity markets are effectively catching up with that message of slower economy growth across the emerging markets.
"I suspect we are already halfway through this current selloff. It is definitely not a good moment to sell and I suspect, looking at where the London Stock Market is this morning and where the US market is likely to open, that by year end we will probably be at higher levels than we are today. I think this is a time to hold your nerve."
FTSE Russell's Henry Odogwu & Andy Dougan are joined by Francois Millet, Lyxor ETF and John St-Hill, Pension Protection Fund to review the index design and characteristics of the FTSE Minimum Variance Index series and discuss how and why they have chosen to implement the index into their portfolios and product range. Ultimately demonstrating how index theory becomes investment practice.Read more >
By the end of the session viewers will be able to:
· Establish the parameters surrounding volatility
· Understand the characteristics of investment companies that affect volatility
· Understand the implications of these on investment decisions
Dominic Rossi and Paras Anand discuss equity market volatility.Read more >