The Schroder Income Growth Fund plc seeks attractive income opportunities in UK equities. Currently in its 21st unbroken year of raising dividends for shareholders since launch, the Company has been named as an investment company sector 'Dividend Hero' by the AIC*.
Please join Sue Noffke, Fund Manager, as she explains how this investment trust works and provides an update on the trust and where she is finding new opportunities in the market.
*AIC, as at 14 March 2017. Source for raising dividends logo: Schroders, as at August 2016
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, and James Gautrey, CFA, Global & International Equities
This quarter’s ESG webinar will attempt to bring to life how ESG integration works within a fundamental investment process. Jessica and James will review the three pillars of ESG integration and review several recent stock examples.
The six funds in the range have been designed with a broad range of investors in mind, aiming to help people with different objectives achieve their goals through a single balanced investment.
In the face of unpredictability this year, the question on investors’ minds is where assets should be allocated. Please join Marcus Brookes, Head of the Multi-Manager team, for his insights and an update on the range.
As political uncertainty dominates markets, can there be an upside to a rise in anti-establishment parties in Europe in 2017?
James Sym, manager of the Schroder European Alpha Income Fund and Schroder European Alpha Plus Fund, explains the potential benefits of the changes in government and why investors should look past the political clouds.
Due to its episodic nature and measurement challenges, political risk has historically been ignored by investors or seen as an emerging markets phenomenon. Philip Chandler, CFA, of the Multi-Asset Investments team, will offer his insights as to why political risk may be here to stay and discusses the team’s framework for incorporating a distinctive assessment of political risk into its investment processes.
High-yield debt has been one of those asset classes that has boomed since the global financial crisis, and the positives identified at the turn of the year remain cause for optimism.
Please join Michael Scott, fund manager of the Schroder High Yield Opportunities Fund*, as he provides an update on the fund, including the recent changes made, and identifies the pockets of value that can still be found this year despite the current political risks.
*As at 17 February 2017, Schroder Monthly High Income Fund was renamed the Schroder High Yield Opportunities Fund
Launched on 9 December 2015, the Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust targets growth regions in Continental Europe and aims to provide a regular and attractive level of income together with the potential for long-term income and capital growth.
Please join Tony Smedley, Head of Continental European Real Estate Investment, and Andrew MacDonald, Head of Real Estate Finance, as they provide an update on the trust.
Hosted by Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship
Join Schroder's ESG Team for this new webinar series aimed at bringing you the Team's latest research highlights. This session, we will present the findings from our Global Investor Study related to ESG, including which counties and demographics are most engaged, and what challenges does this create for investors. Next, we will turn to our recent Global ESG engagement activity and run through our recent research on US Corporate Governance trends, with insights into our pre 2017 AGM season engagement topics. Finally, we will discuss our cutting-edge research on the Emerging Markets where we have been doing some focused work engaging on bribery and corruption.
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Elly Irving, ESG Analyst, and Seema Suchak, ESG Analyst, each with Schroders
Investors often have mixed views on the benefits of ESG engagement, especially within Big Industry sectors. As long-term stewards of client’s capital, our goal is to provide meaningful insights on our engagements with the aim of demonstrating how ESG research is good not only for investors in the form of improved stock prices, but how engagement may also prove beneficial for those companies willing to express change within their business models. This webinar will focus on the ESG Team’s engagement research within the Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Staples -- two critically important consumer-driven global industries.
It appeared that the environment for emerging market debt was improving as many developing countries have brought inflation under control, have seen an improvement in their competitiveness and have scope to reduce interest rates. But the election of Donald Trump has raised the spectre of US protectionism and resulted in rising Treasury yields. Alan Cauberghs, Investment Director, explores whether the outlook for emerging market debt has changed materially and if the asset class can still generate attractive returns in the revised political climate
Join us for an update on the performance of Schroder ISF European Alpha Absolute Return with fund manager, Lionel Rayon. In this live call you will have the opportunity to ask Lionel your questions directly. The recording will also be available after the event if you're unable to join us at this time.
Schroder webcasts will be hosted by the fund managers. They aim to give you an in-depth, up to date view of our funds. You will have the opportunity to question fund managers on their holding, investment process and strategy going forward.