The Global Sustainable Equity Strategy: finding the triple bottom line
On 7 May Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of SRI at Janus Henderson, will explain how recent global events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, may accelerate the trend towards sustainability and will provide an update on the Global Sustainable Equity strategy.
RecordedMay 7 202056 mins
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In this new norm of working remotely our previous successful series of jointly hosted Sustainable roadshows in the regions has currently been put on hold.
However, as part of our commitment of keeping our investors updated we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Virtual Conference on the BrightTalk platform on Thursday 2nd July at 11am.
The subject of responsible & sustainable investing is continuing to dominate the media headlines, amongst everything else that is going on in the world at the moment.
EdenTree & Janus Henderson Investors will be jointly hosting this event which is an excellent opportunity to hear from two fund groups with a strong pedigree within Responsible & Sustainable investing.
We will be joined by:
• David Katimbo-Mugwanya, Fixed Income Fund Manager, EdenTree Investment Management
• Andrew Jones, Director of Global Equities, Janus Henderson Investors
The speakers will be discussing Responsible Income, where they see current opportunities to source income from both an Equity & Bond perspective, the approaches taken within our own firms and how the screening processes are applied within Funds.
We do hope that you will be able to join us for this event and would welcome any colleagues that may not have received this invitation directly.
Investment grade credit spreads have moved from being at relatively tight levels in January 2020, to the widest quartile three months later. In Europe the spread widening has come from the dual effect of higher investment grade corporate bond yields plus lower government bonds yields, prompting investors to consider whether now is the time to raise allocations to investment grade corporate bonds. In this presentation, Tim Winstone, portfolio manager of Janus Henderson’s European Investment Grade Strategy, tackles some of the questions investors are asking, including:
• How does investment grade compare to government and high yield markets?
• Does the technical picture of supportive monetary and fiscal policy outweigh fundamental and economic concerns?
• How are we positioned and where might the biggest risks and opportunities lie?
In this webcast, Jamie Ross, Pan European Equity Portfolio Manager, will discuss how European equities will fare as the region slowly returns to a sense of ‘normality’ after the COVID crisis shockwave. James will also be discussing:
•Current equity markets
•How the robust Pan European Equity investment process enables the team to remain objective and unemotional in this environment
•What a post-virus environment may look like, and how the fund is positioned for this.
Are markets finally starting to wash their hands of the Covid 19 crisis? Credit markets are showing signs of resilience, and concerns over the impact of a second wave of the virus appear to have been replaced with discussions around the path to recovery. So far, we have seen varying degrees of a recovery across different credit asset classes, highlighting the importance of being selective.
In this webcast, co-managers of the Janus Henderson Multi-Sector Income Strategy discuss the rebound we are witnessing in credit markets, post March 2020, focusing on:
-the effectiveness of the policymakers’ playbook — short term and long term impacts
-potential risks that could retest the March market moves
dispersion and dislocation across credit — opportunities and value?
-constructing multi sector portfolios to navigate uncertain markets
They will also review the performance of the strategy with highlights of current positioning and the outlook for the medium term.
After the economic and market shock of recent months it is easy for investors to assume that policy stimulus and an easing of lockdowns will lead to a return to normality. In this presentation Nick Maroutsos and Jason England, co-managers of the Absolute Return Income strategy at Janus Henderson, discuss:
•The risks that are facing fixed income markets as corporate borrowers adjust to a new reality, government debt loads swell and political concerns return.
•Why it is more important than ever to identify value on the yield curve.
•How they have positioned the portfolio to capture opportunities and navigate market volatility.
To navigate COVID-19, companies have been forced to work in new ways – a drastic shift underpinned by massive secular growth themes. To begin thriving, firms will need to incorporate new data, the Internet of Things, cloud, AI and network connectivity to better manage their business models and operations.
In this webinar, Portfolio Manager Denny Fish will examine how the convergence of these trends is creating opportunities for forward-looking investors. Topics include:
•How the acceleration of digital adoption is changing consumer behavior and demand patterns
•The refocusing of digital infrastructure, as every business is now a technology business
•The importance of resiliency and optionality within a technology portfolio and how this can benefit investors
Real estate markets are undoubtedly facing disruption from the crisis. What are the shorter-term impacts for the sector and how is COVID-19 accelerating the evolving longer-term needs and uses of real estate; which property sectors are more resilient, which are weaker? Companies are providing updates on how the virus will impact their operations, are REIT dividends still sustainable? In this webcast, Guy Barnard, Co-Head of Global Property Equities will address these concerns, share the latest on-the-ground insight, and provide an update on portfolio positioning, valuation and performance.
Stay safe, stay home. This tragic pandemic has led to a global social experiment of unprecedented scale of working from home, remote learning, online food/grocery delivery and online entertainment. We have all been forced to participate, driving a near-term surge in internet transformation, cloud adoption, payment digitisation and process automation. As we look forward to the easing of lockdowns will this sustain? Which technology trends will accelerate out of this? Where are valuations already pricing this in and where do the attractive opportunities lie?
The COVID-19 pandemic will likely prove to be a defining period for investors. We have seen unprecedented dramatic movements in asset prices and economic data. What is going on in the financial markets since the COVID 19 tsunami hit the globe in March? How have different asset classes fared over the period? And, what of the intervention measures by governments and central banks?
Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo will cover these topics and more, sharing their insights into the world of asset allocation and investments in a COVID stricken climate.
The webcast session will also include a review of the performance of the Janus Henderson Strategic Fixed Income range over the period, its current positioning and outlook for the medium term.
Andy Acker, Portfolio Manager on the Global Life Sciences Team, explains the case for active management in the healthcare sector. He also provides an update on the Global Life Sciences Fund, including
•Fund performance: key contributors and manager outlook
•Investment process and team update
•Why healthcare now?
•The case for active management: wide disparity between winners and losers in healthcare
John Bennett, Director of Pan European Equities provides his insight on the COVID-19 crisis and how he European stocks will come out at the other end. He also discusses the disruptive trends affecting European market in this latest update on the Janus Henderson Continental European Fund. His views will cover:
•How European equities entered the COVID-19 crisis and how the funds are positioned for the rebound
•Disruption: where are the winners in Europe?
•ESG in action
On Wednesday 15 April, Portfolio Manager, Jeremiah Buckley and Client Portfolio Manager, Phil Gronniger, will provide an update on the Janus Henderson Balanced Portfolio and will share their current perspectives on the market and changes to their outlook during this volatile period. The webcast will include an update on positioning and performance.
In light of the recent market volatility, Fund Manager Luke Newman will be hosting a live Q&A session for the Janus Henderson United Kingdom Absolute Return strategy.
The ‘Question Time’ format will allow investors to raise topics in advance of the call, please contact your local sales representative www.janushenderson.com. It will also possible to submit questions during the webcast.
In this webcast, portfolio manager Steve Johnstone will give his latest update on the Janus Henderson Global Equity Market Neutral strategy. Steve will also give some insight into some of the more resilient characteristics of his equity market neutral approach, from the use of pair trades (with stop losses) to risk parity portfolio construction and targeted volatility ranges.
2020 also marks a key milestone for the strategy. Steve will give a summary of the past three years, covering performance and key statistics, and his insight into the role this strategy can play for investors at a time of heightened uncertainty and significant market volatility.
Key points covered include:
•The return of active management
•The market volatility challenge
•Portfolio positioning and Q&A
Speaking directly from home, Tom Ross, Credit Portfolio Manager, explains how in an unprecedented crisis the Corporate Credit Team are remaining true to their process within high yield investing but recognise that some things need to be done differently.
Please note that this webcast is for Professional Investors from the following European jurisdictions: Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. For UK please visit https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/13709.
James Ross, Pan European Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses European equities in a climate where the COVID-19 coronavirus is rocking markets. James will discuss:
• The market move so far
• How the robust Pan European Equity investment process enables the team to remain objective and unemotional in this environment
• What a post-virus environment may look like, and how the fund is positioned for this.
Financial markets have endured a volatile period lately. Among a number of risk factors, news of the spread of the coronavirus has amplified concerns for the global economy. What lies ahead? Will risk assets bounce back after the pummelling of recent weeks?
Periods like this highlight the need for an active multi sector manager that can leverage its credit market expertise to generate risk-adjusted outperformance and provide capital preservation. In this webcast, portfolio managers of the Multi Sector Income Fund will share the team’s views on the outlook for fixed income markets in times of rising global risks and how they address the risk factors in their portfolio.
The session will also include a review of the performance of the Janus Henderson Multi Sector Income Fund with highlights of current positioning and outlook for the medium term.
A combination of risk factors, most notably the COVID-19 virus’ impact on the global economy, has increased the level of market volatility. However, fixed income investors should not lose sight of the key characteristics that bonds provide: capital protection, income generation and lower volatility. While uncertainty can shake investor confidence and can lead to costly mistakes, consistent income can help stabilise client outcomes.
In this webcast session, Jason England, Portfolio Manager, Absolute Return Income Strategy, will share the team’s views on the outlook for rates in times of rising global risks and expand on how to add diversification and consistent income to a fixed income allocation.
The webcast session will also include a review of the performance of the Janus Henderson Absolute Return Income Strategy, highlights of current positioning and outlook for the medium term.
The United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals that can be considered a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. In this webinar, Ama Seery, ESG analyst at Janus Henderson, will discuss the journey that the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity Strategy embarked upon to produce its first Annual Sustainability Report. Ama has ten years of sustainability experience and hold the Chartered Environmentalist designation. Prior to joining Janus Henderson, she worked as a sustainability professional in the property sector, certifying and constructing green buildings.
The webinar will include the following:
- Background on the Fund
- Drivers for the report
- Initial planning and drafts
- Final Report
- SDG Analysis