Salman Ahmed - Chief Investment Strategist - Lombard Odier
Emerging Market Debt: Strengthening fundamentals, an improved geopolitical outlook and attractive valuations
On 13 July 2017, join us to listen to Salman Ahmed’s insights on what makes emerging market debt attractive and why he favours local versus hard currencies. Salman will also explain why investors should rethink implementation when it comes to this asset class.
Don’t miss the opportunity to have your questions answered in this live presentation.
Salman Ahmed - Chief Investment Strategist - Lombard Odier IM
Emerging market debt is on solid footing and current market valuations provide a cushion against risks such as an unexpectedly tightening of monetary policy in the US.
That said, emerging markets are a collection of very diverse economies; it follows that the impact of various risk scenarios will vary significantly from country to country. For us this means the approach to investing in the asset class has never been more critical.
Constructing a portfolio according to fundamentals rather than market cap can help to focus on quality issuers while reducing the reliance on trading. This latter point is especially important given the impaired liquidity environment.
Maxime Perrin, Analyste Sénior et Client Portfolio Manager,
Lors cette webconférence, Maxime Perrin, Analyste Sénior et Client Portfolio Manager, fera un point de gestion des différents portefeuilles en obligations convertibles de Lombard Odier IM et donnera ses perspectives trimestrielles.
Didier Rabattu, Head of equities at Lombard Odier IM
Didier Rabattu, Head of Global equities at Lombard Odier IM, will discuss recent events in European and emerging markets and explain why he believes these equities currently present a long-term value opportunity but that investors must carefully consider what investment approach is most appropriate to capture it.
Amid a busy political agenda across Europe, high valuations and an historically-extended business cycle, we believe investors face an avalanche of information and noise but very little genuine advice on what is in their best interests.
On Monday 8th May, Salman Ahmed, Chief Investment Strategist, will host a webinar to discuss the implications of the final result of the French election and the wider geopolitical and macroeconomic landscape, focusing on European equities.
We believe there is real value on offer in Europe, but we also believe that deep uncertainty about the political environment and the global business cycle makes it sensible to invest, with high conviction, in the one thing that we think never really changes: what some call “quality”.
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.