REGISTER now for this much requested RE:wind of our popular Octo HOT TOPIC series.
This lively debate will see our Hot Topic host the host Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director, AIC along with the panel of experts. Simon Gergel, Portfolio Manager at The Merchants Trust PLC and CIO UK Equities at Allianz Global Investors. Along with Rhys Davies, Fund Manager and Senior Credit Analyst (Invesco Bond Income Plus Limited), Invesco.
Together, the panel explored:
The manager's view of the current environment, what are the challenges as they see them.
The inflation expectation seems to be hovering around 10%+ for the next year, did you expect it to get so high?
View on defaults and what they are seeing
Cost of borrowing and what it is like
What can the governments/central banks do about it?
Have you made any meaningful shifts in your portfolios to mitigate these increasing risks?
The cost of living crisis is writ large across every media outlet, are investors selling to help with this?
the sequence of return risk is looming large for recent investors who have retired. What should they be doing to mitigate this risk?
Bonds have always been helpful to dodge the sequence of return risk but bond funds are not so good. can you mitigate that risk?
Where are the opportunities in FI? What hedges can you use against inflation?
What about private assets? is the inflation risk of "normal" assets high enough to negate the illiquidity risk of private assets?
Are people spending less on some items to cover the increased energy costs? What impact could that have on which sectors of the stock market?