Janus Henderson Investors' Tim Brown on sustainable investing at Madrid Roundtable 2019

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Janus Henderson Investors' Tim Brown on sustainable investing at Madrid Roundtable 2019

Tim Brown, senior product specialist at Janus Henderson Investors, will also talk about sustainable investing at the upcoming Madrid Roundtable 2019, taking place on the 8th of November at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid.

Brown will address the company's approach to sustainable investing, rooted by the belief that a truly sustainable approach must consider the interconnectivity between key environmental and social megatrends, the low carbon energy transition and the move towards a circular economy. 

At Janus Henderson Investors, Brown is responsible for a number of global and sector equity products. He joined the firm in 2018 from Vanguard Asset Management, where he performed a number of roles during his eight years' tenure.

Other asset management groups speaking at the event include DNB Asset Management, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management, and State Street Global Advisors, which 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.  

For further details about the upcoming Madrid Roundtable 2019, click here.

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Eugenia Jiménez

Eugenia Jiménez speaks Spanish and is Iberia Correspondent for Investment Europe covering Spain & Portugal, as well as Italy.