Asset management groups including DNB Asset Management, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, and State Street Global Advisors will be presenting their investment overviews and strategies to an audience of around 20 locally-based fund selectors.
Øyvind Fjell, portfolio manager, Nordic equities at DNB Asset Management, will discuss the investment opportunities presented by the Nordic region, where the very low public debt levels, a high educated labour force, and a high score on ESG ratings, are some of the factors lying beneath the attractive returns registered in the northern European region.
Benjamin Melman, global chief investment officer at Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management will outline how best to approach fixed income markets at a time of changing economic conditions.
With uncertainties around the economic, monetary and political cycles, volatility has hit fixed income markets. This uncertainty is driving demand significantly higher for certain fixed income assets. In such an environment, there is an argument to consider active management and diversification.
Ryan Reardon, investment strategist at State Street Global Advisors, SPDR ETFs, will share his views on how blending smart beta ETFs to long equity positions has helped reduce drawdown risk and protect core equity holdings .
According to SSGA, European investors are increasingly seeking cost-effective tools to manage risk. "Throughout the year investors have incorporated the well-known SPDR Aristocrats range to secure a sustainable income stream, while minimising portfolio volatility," the company adds.
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