Schroders: What does the election of Donald Trump mean for Emerging Market Debt?
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
RecordedNov 30 201612 mins
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Sarah Bratton hosts the Sustainable Investment team as they kick off the New Year with several timely topics including the relevance of ESG factors in managing both trade wars risk and the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the global economy. They will also touch on divestment practices and trends among several ‘sin sectors’.
On 3 December, the end-of-year results for Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust will be announced.
To coincide with this, please join Jeff O'Dwyer, European Investment Manager, and Andrew MacDonald, Head of Real Estate Finance, as they provide their investment outlook for 2019 and cover the main contributing and detracting factors which have affected the portfolio performance in the last year.
In this timely webconference, please join Marcus Brookes, Head of Multi-Manager, as he gives his thoughts on the current Brexit situation, addressing possible outcomes and implications.
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Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, and team
On this All Hallows' Eve edition of Schroders’ Sustainability Quarterly webinar, we look at ESG-indexing, and ESG within Emerging Markets, both areas that can potentially offer tricks & treats.
The combination of rising demand for index-based investment products and an increasing appetite for strategies based on ESG criteria has led to a sharp increase in ESG-branded products. We highlight a number of reasons why these simple, low-cost solutions may not provide either the financial or sustainability outcomes investors are likely to expect.
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Schroders, Distribution Technology and Seven Investment Management
Join Schroders, 7IM and Distribution Technology for an update on the Wealth Portfolios.
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11:00 - 11:05 Introduction
11:05 - 11:15 Dynamic Planner’s Annual Asset Allocation Review – Abhi Chatterjee, Head of Asset & Risk Modelling, Dynamic Planner
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11:25 - 11:35 Active multi-manager solutions and the discipline of risk targeting - Marcus Brookes, Head of Multi-Manager
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Michael O'Brien, Ph.D, and Derek Power, Schroders QEP team
Emerging market equities remain an attractive area to find growth. While liquidity and FX remain powerful drivers of EM asset prices, for those with a longer-term view, we think the fundamentals are strong and there remains compelling alpha to be had across region, sector, and market cap. So where are we seeing value?
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Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, and team
Please join Jessica Ground and the Sustainable Investment team as they dive into the ESG topics currently making waves.
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