Global Equities: What are the characteristics of a "high-quality company"?
Steve Weeple, Portfolio Manager on the Edinburgh-based Janus Henderson Global Equities Team, will discuss the team’s approach to identifying high-quality companies. As long-term investors, the team are always looking to invest in companies that are well placed to demonstrate resilience through the economic cycle, or in the face of unforeseen events. Gaining this conviction comes down to a deep understanding of the characteristics that a company and its management exhibit over time. Steve will discuss several of the holdings in the portfolio from this perspective.
RecordedJan 9 201945 mins
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Date: Tuesday 5 November 2019 | 10am
As the outlook for global growth becomes more uncertain and market sentiment more cautious, Head of Secured Credit, Colin Fleury, and Head of Loans, David Milward, portfolio managers of the fund, discuss current issues facing fixed income investors. Sharing how they are navigating the late cycle credit markets, they will expand on their asset allocation preferences in the current environment.
With the fund currently celebrating its 7th anniversary in 2019, the managers also offer thoughts on what they have learnt from managing the fund over the past seven years and how this will help them manage through a somewhat uncertain future.
•Trends in the underlying asset classes
•A 7 year milestone
•Performance and positioning
•Outlook and Q&A
Having accurately identified the bond rally, dubbing 2019 “sovereign bond o’clock” in late 2018, co managers of the Strategic Bond Fund, Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo, will discuss the cyclical and structural outlook for bonds from here.
The webcast session will also include a review of the performance of the Janus Henderson Strategic Bond Fund, highlights of current positioning and outlook for the medium term.
On one side are more dovish central bankers prepared to keep rates low and provide liquidity, on the other is a deteriorating global economic backdrop. Which will win out? In this presentation, Tim Winstone, lead manager of the Janus Henderson Euro Corporate Bond strategy at Janus Henderson Investors, looks at the implications for European corporate bonds. Areas covered include:
• The risks and opportunities from the technical and economic backdrop
• The implications of negative rates and is there still value within investment grade bonds
• An update on the markets and portfolio positioning
Is it the time for true active to come to the fore in Europe? John Bennett, Head of Pan European Equities gives his insight into the disruptive trends affecting European markets, in this latest update on the Janus Henderson Continental European Fund and the Janus Henderson Pan European Fund. His views will cover:
•The role of ‘true’ active management to help identify Europe’s future winners
•Structural winners and idiosyncratic value
•The impact of technology across industries.
Today’s market uncertainty demands a different game plan, but this does not mean it needs to be complicated. In this webcast, portfolio manager Marc Pinto will outline the clear, flexible ‘equity and bond’ strategy of the Janus Henderson Balanced Fund, covering (among other points):
•The value of integrated in-house equity and fixed income capabilities
•The benefits of a ‘through the cycle’ strategy anchored on fundamental research
•Is it possible to generate competitive returns while limiting downside risk?
In this webcast, Andrew Gillan, Head of Asia ex-Japan Equities and Co-Manager of the Asian Growth Strategy and Fund Manager Mervyn Koh, will discuss how Asian markets have been impacted by the US-China trade dispute thus far and the escalating pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. He will also cover what this means for the strategy in terms of investment opportunities, portfolio positioning and outlook for the region.
On 19 August 2019, Ben Lofthouse, Head of Global Equity Income will discuss highlights from our latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index (#JHGDI) report.
Please note that this webcast is for Professional Investors from the following European jurisdictions: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK.
Markets sold off sharply this week after a sudden escalation in the US-China trade war. George Maris, Co-Head of Equities – Americas, explains why the reaction was so severe and offers insight on how investors can navigate this period of uncertainty.
Macroeconomic, regulatory and geopolitical risk continue to generate volatility but technology stocks have continued to outperform wider equity markets. Can this continue? Are valuations across the sector still reasonable? In this webcast, Alison Porter, portfolio manager on the Janus Henderson Global Technology Team, will cover:
•Development in long-term secular drivers continue to power technology share gains
•Key themes and new drivers of tech outperformance
•Being selective and navigating the hype cycle is becoming more important when it comes to growth assets
•Portfolio positioning and movement, performance update and outlook
Fund Manager Luke Newman hosted a live Q&A webcast for the Janus Henderson UK Absolute Return strategy. The ‘Question Time’ format allowed investors to raise topics in advance of the call. It was also possible to submit questions during the webcast.
James Ross, Manager of the Janus Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity Fund, gives an update on his quality growth European equities strategy. As part of his presentation, James will cover:
•European markets in the first half of 2019
•What do leading indicators tell us about European equities?
•The proprietary screening process behind the investment strategy
•Portfolio positioning, performance and outlook
From Brexit to US tariffs, the impact of political uncertainty has continued to weigh on sentiment towards Euroland equities. In this webcast, Nick Sheridan, manager of the Janus Henderson Horizon Euroland Fund outlines why he believes the region offers intrinsic value for investors, discussing:
•Why the sell off?
•Supportive yields across the market cap scale
•Value – is it relative or absolute?
•Performance summary, portfolio positioning and outlook
While the current backdrop in Asia may be more challenging with trade friction, along with weaker earnings revisions and consumer sentiment, the investment rationale for the region is still valid. In this webcast Mike Kerley, manager of the Asian Dividend Income Strategy will among others, discuss:
•Asia mid-year update
•Current earnings and dividend trends
•Compelling reasons to invest remain
•Portfolio positioning, performance update and outlook.
Central banks were supposed to be returning towards normal monetary policy yet the economy and markets seem to have other ideas. In the space of a few months, nearly all the world’s major central banks have backtracked on their tightening rhetoric. The Absolute Return Income team at Janus Henderson had flagged this sea-change earlier this year, and in this webcast, portfolio manager Dan Siluk shares his views on what the future holds for fixed income and how the team navigates these conflicting signals. Areas covered include:
• An assessment of the macroeconomic environment for fixed income
• Where they see value on the yield curve and between markets
• An update on key developments within the portfolio
Economic data has been mixed of late, leading to a dovish rethink on central bank policy, contributing to lower yields on government bonds. Yields on high yield bonds are, therefore, looking even more attractive but with the corporate outlook less certain, investors are becoming more discerning. We anticipate greater dispersion of bond returns as the market places renewed focus on fundamentals and scepticism towards weaker balance sheets. In this webcast Seth Meyer and Tom Ross, managers of high yield strategies at Janus Henderson Investors, look at some of the forces driving the high yield market globally and how to navigate these challenging markets.
Janus Henderson experts Alex Crooke (equities), Michael Ho (multi asset/alternatives) and Jim Cielinski (fixed income) explore the key themes for the second half of 2019. Aligning with the Janus Henderson Mid-Year Market GPS outlooks, the discussion will assess potential impacts and opportunities for investors in the months ahead.
Mid-Year Market GPS - themes in focus:
• Geopolitical tensions
• Tapping the income stream
• And what else should be on the radar for investors?
Against a backdrop of increased macro uncertainty Guy Barnard, Co-Head of Global Property Equities, explains why a local and active approach is increasingly important in the property market today and outlines where he sees the best opportunities for the years ahead.
Guy will explain that global property equities continue to offer diversification benefits and a reliable source of income, covering:
* Why invest in REITs now?
* What opportunities are being generated from evolution within the REITS sector?
* How are changes in technology impacting core real estate sectors?
* Which markets have the most potential for the years ahead?
Co managers of the Strategic Bond Strategy, John Pattullo and Jenna Barnard, expanded on their thematic approach to bond investing and why this continues to deliver a differentiated and contrarian view of developed world bond opportunities. Having carved out the peak in US interest rates and bond yields in 2018, they discussed portfolio positioning and the outlook for both credit and government bond markets.
The webcast also includes a review of the performance of the Strategic Bond Strategy, highlights of current positioning and outlook for the medium term.
On 21st May at 15:00 CET Hamish Chamberlayne, Manager of the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Fund, will explain why the time for sustainable and responsible investing is now and talk about his strategy’s positioning, performance and sector expertise.
China’s influence on the global economy is beginning to be represented in global capital markets with the recent increased weighting of China ‘A’ shares in equity benchmarks and the opening up of onshore bond markets to foreign investors. Charlie Awdry, China equities portfolio manager, discusses China’s dynamic investment market and how the Janus Henderson Horizon China Fund is positioned to benefit from its long-term growth opportunities.