Global Equities: Finding Conviction in Stormy Markets
After a year marked by growing concern about China and bursts of volatility, equity investors are bracing for 2016. Nicholas Davidson, Senior Portfolio Manager at AB, will explain how high-conviction equity strategies can help investors combat challenging market conditions in a world of lower expected returns.
RecordedDec 9 201532 mins
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Think back to the beginning of 2017. It was full of uncertainty and concern. Yet, it ended up being a great year. Most major asset classes posted positive returns. Stocks, both US and international, had a very strong year—as did credit markets like high yield and emerging-market debt. Even conservative government bonds posted positive returns, and alternatives were on the plus side too.
Following a remarkable year of returns, many investors are questioning US equity valuations and whether there is further upside potential for US stocks. Join Kurt Feuerman as he reviews 2017, provides his outlook for US markets in 2018, and discusses how he’s positioning his strategies to manage risk and identify opportunities in the new year.
In this video, Sammy Suzuki, Stuart Rae and Kent Hargis, managers of the AB Emerging Markets Equity portfolio, explain why managing risk is the key to capturing return potential of emerging market stocks.
Tawhid Ali, Chief Investment Officer—European Value Equities and Nicholas Davidson, Senior Portfolio Manager—Equities
How can investors discover stocks with long-term return potential, even in an environment of political and economic uncertainty?
Join us for an interactive session with our fund manager and learn how it’s possible to invest successfully in European Equities.
1. Find out how AB’s European Equity portfolios have successfully navigated changing market conditions by focusing on companies—and not countries.
2. Discover why the key to identifying winners is to look for European companies that are global leaders and less exposed to regional trends.
3. Learn how techniques used by private equity investors can be very effective when applied to stockpicking in public equity markets.
Presenter: Tawhid Ali, Chief Investment Officer—European Value Equities
Tawhid Ali has served as Chief Investment Officer of European Value Equities since 2012, having been the division’s Director of Research since 2008. Ali was previously a research analyst covering retail and leisure stocks in Europe. He was also appointed Portfolio Manager of Global and International Value Equities in March 2016.
Moderator: Nicholas Davidson , Senior Portfolio Manager—Equities
Nicholas Davidson joined AB in 2005 as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He works with clients across a range of AB’s global and regional equity services, and comanages the Global Equity Income Portfolio. Davidson was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the telecommunications and media industries and in the public sector.
Jose Cosio, Managing Director—Global Client Group and Jim Chanos Founder, Kynikos Associates
With financial markets firmly in “risk-on” mode, many investors worry about a sudden return of “risk-off” sentiment.
Jose Cosio, Managing Director—Global Client Group, and Jim Chanos, founder of premier short-only and market neutral manager Kynikos Associates LP*, are hosting a webinar to examine which alternative strategies could help investors weather less exuberant markets.
*Kynikos Associates LP is a sub-investment adviser in AB’s Multi-Strategy Alpha Portfolio
Kurt Feuermann, Chief Investment Officer - Select US Equity Portfolios
A new political regime in the US brings new risks and new rewards for US equity investors. Join Kurt Feuerman as he discusses his outlook for US markets and how he has adjusted his strategies to manage risk and identify new opportunities.
With traditional safe-haven assets paying skimpy (even negative) yields, many investors realize that they may have to move up the risk curve to meet their long-term needs. But the bouts of volatility that have plagued equity markets can seem too risky to take on. We believe that efforts to not lose money can be harnessed to grow capital over time.
To hear more, please join Kent Hargis & Sammy Suzuki, Portfolio Managers—Strategic Core Equities, for an interactive discussion on reaching long-term goals with “The Upside of Less Downside”.
Tawhid Ali - Chief Investment Officer—European Value Equities, Portfolio Manager—Global and International Value Equities
Please join Tawhid Ali, Chief Investment Officer—European Equities, for an interactive debate that will ask why some areas of high return potential continue to be overlooked by many investors. Tawhid will also consider the European equity landscape and the significant opportunities that mispricings can create for skilled stock pickers.
John Taylor - Portfolio Manager — Europe Multi-Sector
In the current market environment where 25%* of the global bond market trades at negative yields, investors’ interest and demand for unconstrained total return-oriented fixed income strategies has picked-up and resulted in the proliferation of such strategies. This phenomenon has left investors sometime confused and disappointed by the ability of the asset managers to deliver on their promises of attractive returns.
During this webinar, John Taylor, member of the Absolute Return portfolio-management team, will discuss the opportunity for unconstrained fixed income investing and describe how, at AB, our investment philosophy and expertise in multi-sector investing has enabled us deliver on our risk-adjusted return objectives consistently across market cycles.
Frank Caruso, CIO, US Growth Equities; Daniel Roarty, CIO, Global Growth & Thematic; James Tierny-CIO, Concentrated US Growth
Join our panel of portfolio managers – each with a distinct, active, high-conviction approach – as they discuss the current opportunity and outline the techniques they employ to locate resilient sources of growth in today’s challenging US equity market environment.
Growth is getting harder to find as the economic cycle matures. And as it becomes scarce, US companies that can produce and maintain organic growth should become increasingly prized.
To discover sources of sustainable growth, investors must take a close look at company-specific trends and build independent models that capture the unconventional catalysts of long-term earnings and stock returns.
Join Frank Caruso, CIO-US Growth Equities, as he explains how to find exceptional US companies with an enduring competitive advantage as they forge new markets or benefit from secular changes..
In this webinar, we will answer some of the big questions ahead for bond investors. These include:
1. As central banks around the world try out negative interest rates, how effective will the experiment be?
2. How will the new policy package from the European Central Bank (ECB) impact on European and also global bond markets?
3. What safe haven options are left when so many high-quality government bonds offer ultra-low or negative yields?
4. How about opportunities in corporate debt?
5. In particular, is it time to reconsider battered energy and commodity bonds?
In volatile environments, maintaining investment conviction is paramount. Join Kurt Feuerman as he reviews 2015 and discusses his strategy for weathering the volatility that has thus far characterized 2016.