Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship & Belinda Gan, Investment Director, Global Sustainability
Please join us as Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, and guest Belinda Gan, discuss some of the findings from Schroders’ 2019 Global Investor Survey, including some surprise findings on investor trends toward ESG that even we were surprised to uncover. Plus, they will dive into the practice of divestment and its efficacy (or lack thereof) from the perspective of some of the most influential asset owners.
USD120 trillion of investment into the clean energy transition is required to meet globally agreed targets by 2050. This investment alongside a number of significant structural trends within the sector have led to strong growth opportunities for companies across the entire supply chain.
Mark Lacey, Head of Commodities and Alex Monk, Global Renewables Analyst, provide an overview on our new the fund, Schroder ISF* Global Energy Transition, which aims to capitalise on the shift to a low-carbon world and provide investors with equity exposure to this fast-growing sector.
*Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF throughout.
Nicholas Field, Emerging Market Equities Strategist and Fund Manager
Schroders' long-standing webinar series from the Emerging Market Equities team. This event, Portfolio Manager Nick Field examines the growth vs value factor dynamic taking place with the GEMS universe, as well as how lower global investment into the GEMS are creating both challenges and opportunities.
Simon Webber, Portfolio Manager, Global & International Equities team
Amid an environment of disruption, along with: slowing growth; profit margin pressure;prolonged policy uncertainty, and complacency around financial leverage, it is increasingly important for investors to be positioned in durable businesses with pricing power and elements of self-help. Schroders international equity portfolio manager Simon Webber offers his views on the challenging macro landscape and where the team is finding the most compelling investment opportunities.
Michelle Russell-Dowe, Head of Securitized Credit, Schroders
Given the challenges facing ‘traditional’ fixed income, we think segments of the securitized market warrant consideration for being a strategic portfolio component, given their better fundamentals and lower volatility compared to the more popular (and crowded) credit markets. Hear from Head of Securitized Credit Michelle Russell-Dowe as she gives her insights and opinions on the securitized space, how we expect the asset class to fare in today’s low rate environment, and where she sees opportunities within the consumer-driven, housing and real estate segments.
Jack Lee, Head of China A-share research, Schroders
Recorded August 28, 2019. While trade wars and currency concerns have dominated the headlines, we think investors will be remiss if they do not at least begin to consider this tremendous alpha opportunity from a future asset allocation perspective. China’s economic dominance and future equity-market influence will undoubtedly be game-changers. In this two-part webinar, Schroders’ Greater China Equity teams delivers their local perspectives on current trends, and the longer-term secular benefits, of this unique opportunity set.
Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship at Schroders, and team
Corporate governance is a well-practices component of ESG analysis. But what about a company's social and/or environmental footprint on society. This is a much more difficult arena of analysis to do with any consistency or success.
In this edition of our quarterly series, Jessica Ground and Andy Howard discuss SustainEx, a new proprietary tool that provides quantitative analysis of these factors across companies and sectors, so that investors can better understand the financial impact of doing good, or continuing unethical business practices.
In this live webinar, fund manager Martin Skanberg addresses the reasons for the underperformance of Schroder ISF EURO Equity over the last 9 months. Undeniably the recent performance of the Fund has been disappointing, however, we maintain conviction in the shape of the portfolio and have added to many of the stocks which have weighed on returns. Managing a style agnostic portfolio focused on stock specific risk is what we have always done – this difficult period has not changed the approach and we are confident that these stocks will return to generating positive alpha again.
Emerging market debt has had a remarkable run so far in 2019, but is this just a tactical play in the wake of a challenged year for risk assets? We think it’s more than that. EMD remains a strategic asset class play, and Schroders’ Head of EMD Relative Jim Barrineau will explore the ways in which EMD is attractive as the risk-free rate peaks.
He will also discuss where he sees the best opportunities among both hard- and local-currency debt, and how investors can be strategic with their EMD allocations in 2019.
David Knutson, CFA, Head of Credit, Americas, Schroders
In this edition of Credit Insights, David looks at the explosion of triple-B bonds in the IG universe, the recent high yield retracement, and what the Year of the Pig may have in store regarding China’s economic growth & the trade war dispute.
Sarah Bratton hosts the Sustainable Investment team as they kick off the New Year with several timely topics including the relevance of ESG factors in managing both trade wars risk and the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the global economy. They will also touch on divestment practices and trends among several ‘sin sectors’.