Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship & Belinda Gan, Investment Director, Global Sustainability
Please join us as Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, and guest Belinda Gan, discuss some of the findings from Schroders’ 2019 Global Investor Survey, including some surprise findings on investor trends toward ESG that even we were surprised to uncover. Plus, they will dive into the practice of divestment and its efficacy (or lack thereof) from the perspective of some of the most influential asset owners.
Nicholas Field, Emerging Market Equities Strategist and Fund Manager
Schroders' long-standing webinar series from the Emerging Market Equities team. This event, Portfolio Manager Nick Field examines the growth vs value factor dynamic taking place with the GEMS universe, as well as how lower global investment into the GEMS are creating both challenges and opportunities.
Simon Webber, Portfolio Manager, Global & International Equities team
Amid an environment of disruption, along with: slowing growth; profit margin pressure;prolonged policy uncertainty, and complacency around financial leverage, it is increasingly important for investors to be positioned in durable businesses with pricing power and elements of self-help. Schroders international equity portfolio manager Simon Webber offers his views on the challenging macro landscape and where the team is finding the most compelling investment opportunities.
Michelle Russell-Dowe, Head of Securitized Credit, Schroders
Given the challenges facing ‘traditional’ fixed income, we think segments of the securitized market warrant consideration for being a strategic portfolio component, given their better fundamentals and lower volatility compared to the more popular (and crowded) credit markets. Hear from Head of Securitized Credit Michelle Russell-Dowe as she gives her insights and opinions on the securitized space, how we expect the asset class to fare in today’s low rate environment, and where she sees opportunities within the consumer-driven, housing and real estate segments.
Jack Lee, Head of China A-share research, Schroders
Recorded August 28, 2019. While trade wars and currency concerns have dominated the headlines, we think investors will be remiss if they do not at least begin to consider this tremendous alpha opportunity from a future asset allocation perspective. China’s economic dominance and future equity-market influence will undoubtedly be game-changers. In this two-part webinar, Schroders’ Greater China Equity teams delivers their local perspectives on current trends, and the longer-term secular benefits, of this unique opportunity set.
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, and team
Corporate governance is a well-practices component of ESG analysis. But what about a company's social and/or environmental footprint on society. This is a much more difficult arena of analysis to do with any consistency or success.
In this edition of our quarterly series, Jessica Ground and Andy Howard discuss SustainEx, a new proprietary tool that provides quantitative analysis of these factors across companies and sectors, so that investors can better understand the financial impact of doing good, or continuing unethical business practices.
Emerging market debt has had a remarkable run so far in 2019, but is this just a tactical play in the wake of a challenged year for risk assets? We think it’s more than that. EMD remains a strategic asset class play, and Schroders’ Head of EMD Relative Jim Barrineau will explore the ways in which EMD is attractive as the risk-free rate peaks.
He will also discuss where he sees the best opportunities among both hard- and local-currency debt, and how investors can be strategic with their EMD allocations in 2019.
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.
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.
EM have tended to exhibit greater volatility than developed markets. Less stringent regulation, rapidly changing demographics and evolving policy environments can add to the uncertainty for EM investors. These issues are less likely to impact better managed, more sustainably run companies, in our view.
Schroders, Distribution Technology and Seven Investment Management
Join Schroders, 7IM and Distribution Technology for an update on the Wealth Portfolios.
During the webconference, you will hear about the Dynamic Planner asset model process and how these exciting fund solutions are uniquely positioned to deliver consistent risk targeted investment outcomes to this framework.
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
11:15 - 11:25 Low cost tracking of the Dynamic Planner asset model - Matthew Yeates, Senior Investment Manager, Seven Investment Management
11:25 - 11:35 Active multi-manager solutions and the discipline of risk targeting - Marcus Brookes, Head of Multi-Manager
David Knutson, CFA, Head of Credit, Americas, Schroders
Schroders recently held its Quarterly Fixed Income Investment Forum, and for this webinar David Knutson will give a glimpse into this 3-day discussion by recapping several debates that went on, including the state of the USD, and inflation. He will also offer a research analyst's perspective on another current debate sparked by recent tweets - quarterly reporting.
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.