Each quarter, we host a morning webinar where viewers can hear from an external industry speaker as well as our specialist LDI team. For our March webinar, we will be providing an update on the impact of the prevailing economic environment on LDI strategies with the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters.
As the vaccine roll out continues, markets are now trying to gauge the pace and sustainability of the recovery from the pandemic. Chief Economist Steven Bell will set out a path for global economic activity and corporate profits with a view to judging the prospects for equites and bonds.
After a year dominated by the virus, 2021 offers a return to something approaching normality. But fiscal deficits are bloated, debt has soared and many businesses are in trouble. Steven will examine the prospects for recovery and outline his expectations for financial markets.
There is a growing expectation and requirement for investors to adopt better active ownership practices and engage investee companies to encourage more sustainable business practices. However, effective engagement presents several challenges.
In this webinar, we will identify the main challenges to effective engagement and outline how our dedicated engagement and proxy voting service, reo®, can help investors overcome these challenges.
Join Sam Mahtani and Alan Nolan, Directors of our Responsible Emerging Markets Equities, for our quarterly update on our Responsible Emerging Market fund.
Recovery is on the tip of everyone’s tongue as we take another step towards a “Post-COVID” world. Sam and Alan discuss the risks faced by emerging market investors today, and how responsible, active investing can help mitigate these risks and unlock the true potential of this extraordinary growth story.
Join Nick Henderson, Director of our Responsible Global Equity Fund, on our quarterly updates on the Responsible Global Equity Fund. We will also give you the opportunity to ask Nick any questions you have on the fund as part of a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Vicki Bakhshi and Alice Evans from BMO’s Responsible Investment team will discuss how engagement has evolved in the two decades since BMO’s programme started in 2000; what best practice looks like today; and the priorities for the coming decade, including how BMO will be using engagement to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
As voters head to the polling booths on 3rd November, the eyes of the world will be on the outcome of the US elections. Will it be a clean sweep for the Democrats, Biden in the Whitehouse but a Republican-controlled Senate, or more of the status quo? Or will we be dealing with impacts of a contested outcome?
Join us for our live, interactive webinar on 4th November to hear our BMO speakers analyse the result and give their insights on what this will mean for investment markets.
Jamie Jenkins provides an update on the BMO Responsible Global Equity Fund as it moves into its third decade. With the recent release of the fund’s fifth annual ESG Profile and Impact Report, which now takes into account both the positive and negative impacts on investee companies, Jamie will expand upon our multi-thematic framework and the opportunities ahead.
With experts suggesting that most countries have reached the limits of lockdown easing, the virus may seem to be winning. But a vaccine could be available soon. That would be a game changer. But market reaction may be complex. Steven Bell explores the likely outlook.
Europe and North Asia are gradually easing their respective lockdowns but the US is suffering a second wave. Despite political tensions coupled with fears of mass unemployment and bankruptcies, world markets are up over 40% from their lows.
Steven will track the likely evolution of global economy and corporate earnings to judge where markets are going to next.
We outline how ESG is embedded into our governance, stock selection and portfolio management, bringing theory to life with case studies. Exploring key ESG considerations through the lens of our diversified portfolios, we discuss direct interventions across different asset types, and varying ages and specifications of building.