Smart beta product offerings have proliferated over the past decade, offering investors an ample choice of different factors and different weighting schemes to select from for a relevant smart beta index. However, in addition to the question of selecting a suitable index as a standalone investment, the question of combining different smart beta strategies naturally arises in the context of an extensive range of smart beta offerings.
The webinar will address the issue of combining several smart beta strategies, and clarifies the conceptual underpinnings and relevant questions arising when considering smart beta index combinations.
Topics covered include:
•How to include investors’ goals in the construction of smart beta solutions
•Smart beta as a solution for the replacement of the active benchmarked manager: How to manage the relative risk to cap-weighted benchmarks with smart beta risk allocation
•Smart beta as a strategic benchmark
•How to manage the absolute risk of smart beta
Citywire AA rated Paola Binns gives an update on credit markets and the impact of the European Central Bank's asset purchase programme on them. She will update on how she's positioning the RL Sterling Credit Fund in response.
The technology sector remains attractive despite the ongoing macroeconomic uncertainty. Tech continues to take share in the economy, the sector’s balance sheets and cash flow generation remain strong while valuations are still reasonable relative to general equities.
On Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 11:00 CET , portfolio manager in the Global Technology Team, Alison Porter will provide an update on the Henderson Global Technology SICAV and OEIC funds.
During the presentation Alison will cover:
•Global tech sector review
•Portfolio performance in Q1 2016
•Key investment themes and opportunities
•Current fund positioning
May 2, 2016: We've made two key investment decisions this year - maintaining our equity exposure and increasing exposure in emerging market equities. Our chief investment strategist shares insight into our decision process and what it means for investors.
Richard Hodges, fund manager of the Dynamic Bond Trust, takes a dynamic approach to fund management and here he will outline his current view on credit markets and how he is positioning his fund to cope with a volatile environment.
Our Economist, Tim Drayson, provides a fresh update on our latest macroeconomic views. He will examine the health of the world’s key economies and the difficulties they face both today and in the future.
Our economist Tim Drayson will provide a fresh update on how he views the state of the world's major economies, with analysis of the key challenges that still face developed market governments. Joining him will be Ben Gill, the manager of our Global Macro Themes Fund. Ben will provide insight into his own macro economic views and how these are being reflected in his active managed portfolio.
Join our webcast on Thursday 12 April at 10:15am for an update from our economist Tim Drayson about recent macro-economic developements and our outlook for the future. Afterwards fund manager Richard Black will discuss the positioning and performance of our UK Equity Income fund and the opportunities for income investors in the UK stock market.
Join our UK Alpha Trust webcast on Tuesday 20 March at 10am to hear Richard Penny, manager of this award-winning fund, provide an update on recent performance and where he is finding opportunities in the market.
Join us on Friday 16 March at 10:15am to hear from Emerging Markets Strategist, Brian Coulton, who will focus on the growth outlook for Asia. Fund Manager, Paul Hilsley will provide an update on the Asian Income Trust.
Join our webcast on Friday 17 February at 10:15am when economist Tim Drayson will discuss our outlook for the major world economies, followed by fund manager Ben Gill with an update on our Global Macro Themes Fund.