COVID-19 has tested the resolve of even the most seasoned investors, leading some to question investment strategy and portfolio mix. However, faced with uncertainty, we are unwavering in our belief that a consistent investment approach helps us find opportunities that may deliver greater value. Portfolio Manager Gareth Lyons covers our four-pillar investment process and how it’s designed to reveal holdings with long-term potential.
We are seeing the highest margin of superiority on record, with a significant gap between our highest and lowest ranking sectors, exceeding levels seen in the Chinese growth scare in early 2016 and the financial crisis of 2008. James Foot, Head of Capital Markets & Asset Allocation, EMEA, discusses the unique nature of the market landscape, as well as some of the sensible actions that we believe can empower investor success.
In the 10-part module-based video education series, All Options on the Table: Holistic Investment Strategies for a Volatile, Low-Yield World, gain practical insights on the due diligence and portfolio implementation of options and option-based strategies. The modules allow professionals to dive into the subject matter they desire at their own pace. Member and non-member registration for the first-of-its-kind course can be found here.
Growth in emerging market economies and equity markets continues to be driven by rising levels of income and consumer spending by an expanding middle class.
In prior rising rate environments, various parts of the municipal yield curve reacted differently based on economic conditions and the pace and scale of Fed activity.
Is the market environment turning favorable for active equity managers? It seems a strange question to ask in the midst of a pandemic and heightened market volatility, but history tells us that it is during just such turbulent times that active managers excel. There is accumulating evidence that market conditions are growing more attractive for showcasing stock-picking skills.
Mike Coop, head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, Europe, covers how we believe our investment approach is designed to help us achieve better investment outcomes.