While uncertainty prevail in Europe and Emerging markets, growth prospects in the United States remain, in our view, positive. In an environment characterised by the end of quantitative easing that brought stock prices to "fair value", we expect returns to diminish and volatility to increase. A return to fundamentals seems to be at work and we believe that, in this environment, a US equity Long/Short approach can deliver attractive returns, help mitigate volatility and protect capital in a market correction.
Please join Steve Bulko, CIO, for a webinar as the UCITS Fund reaches its one year anniversary and passed the USD150mn AUM threshold at the end of June.
RecordedJul 15 201531 mins
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Joseph M. Foster, Lead Portfolio Manager of the LO Funds–World Gold Expertise
The world has changed – sustained low global growth, negative interest rates, potential US rate hikes and geopolitical risks are just some of the reasons why volatility has risen in financial markets.
Gold, the world’s oldest asset class, out of vogue for quite some time, has been a beneficiary of this uncertain environment. The price of gold has rallied strongly in recent months and, once again, the yellow metal is performing as a hedge against generalised financial uncertainty.
Maxime Perrin, Product Specialist and Senior Analyst – Convertible bonds
In turbulent times, convertible bonds can benefit from rising equity volatility as proven by their strong performance history at times of
rising interest rates. Over the next six months, we also believe the multiple sources of returns provided by high yield convertible bonds should continue to prove very attractive. Our High Yield Convertible Bond strategy can provide a solution for investors hunting for yield yet wanting substantially better credit quality than high yield indices.
During this webinar, Maxime Perrin, Senior Analyst and Product Specialist of Lombard Odier IM’s convertible bonds team, will deliver the portfolios’ quarterly review and discuss how high yield convertible bonds can provide diversification away from the usual high yield risk.
Dr. Gregor Gawron, Head of Insurance Linked Strategies
Insurance Linked Securities are an attractive asset class for investors in today’s market environment. In a portfolio of traditional assets these securities are regarded as good diversifiers. Lombard Odier IM has an experienced ILS team who has been investing in this area for more than 10 years. This expertise will be available mid-February 2016 through a UCITS vehicle investing in Catastrophe Bonds (CAT Bonds), one of the main types of ILS.
Nous pensons qu’une approche obligataire basée sur les fondamentaux des pays émergents peut générer des performances intéressantes dans l’environnement actuel.
Lors de cette webconférence, nous aborderons les points suivants :
Que penser de la trajectoire des marchés boursiers émergents ? Synthèse de nos vues macroéconomiques
Une gestion différente de la dette émergente s’impose – une approche basée sur l’analyse des fondamentaux peut faire la différence
We believe it’s time to reconsider your exposure to emerging markets. On this webinar we will discuss:
The impact of divergence in emerging markets
o Why recognising the increasing structural differentiation between each EM country and their different rates of real economic growth, inflation and budget balance dynamics is ever more important when investing in EM.
Opportunities for growth and yield?
o Emerging market fixed income offers an appealing yield-to maturity as interest rates in advanced economies are likely to remain low for longer in a world of global disinflation/deflation.
Impact of emerging market currencies have falling to multi year lows?
o Are there are opportunities appearing to benefit from this and should you be accessing EM in local or hard currency?
o Harnessing fundamentals to build fixed income portfolios in order to generate more efficient exposure to market beta in a world of lower liquidity, increased herding and central bank domination
Rapid commodity price declines are having as much of an impact on high grade credits as their high yield counterparts. With central banks anchoring interest rates close to zero, the yield advantage from investing in these credits remains significant. So too does the risk of rating agency downgrades.
At this webinar, we will focus on the crossover space between credit and high yield and ask – do the risks in crossover present a buying opportunity?
Apres une synthese de leurs vues vues macroéconomiques,
les gérants du LO Funds–Eurozone Small & Mid caps discuteront :
•Petites/moyennes caps vs grandes capitalisations
•Thèmes d’investissement et positions clés
•M&A et valorisations
LO Funds-Eurozone Small & Mid Caps investit dans des sociétés de petites et moyennes capitalisations appelées à devenir des leaders régionaux/ mondiaux. Nos gérants utilisent une approche différentiante en utilisant trois critères clés pour identifier ces sociétés.
Depuis son lancement en 2003, la performance nette annualisée du Fonds a atteint 12,4%¹, contre 10.3% pour le benchmark, le Stoxx ex UK Small Return ND Index Eur (voir le reporting mensuel)¹. Sur cinq ans, le Fonds a généré une performance nette de 62.8% contre 59.4% pour le benchmark.
Salman Ahmed (Global Strategist), Xavier Lagrandie and Michel Leblanc (Portfolio managers)
Away from the noise generated by China/EM related headlines, we believe the eurozone remains home to many well-run companies with excellent prospects. In particular, we see opportunity in the dynamic small and mid caps that we think have the potential to become future leaders. At this webinar we will discuss:
1. Eurozone review – summary of our top level macroeconomic views by Salman Ahmed, Global Strategist at Lombard Odier IM
2. Uncovering gems – assessing opportunity in eurozone small and mid caps by Xavier Lagrandie and Michel Leblanc, Portfolio Managers of LO Funds-Eurozone Small & Mid Caps