Franklin Templeton’s MacDonald: EM small caps less volatile than you think
Alistair MacDonald, institutional portfolio manager for the Templeton Emerging Markets Group, outlines why investors should consider the small cap space when investing in emerging markets.
Schroders’ Skanberg: Tightening will benefit European and Asian equities
European and Asian equities stand to benefit from rising bond yields and inflation as the economy moves further through the quantitative tightening cycle, according to Schroders European equities manager Martin Skanberg.
MFS’ Murfin: ‘Expensive and dangerous’ credit markets require opportunistic approach
An opportunistic approach to credit markets is necessary in a world where quantitative easing and the search for yield has made certain areas “expensive and dangerous”, says Owen Murfin, investment officer and institutional portfolio manager at MFS Investment Management.
Amundi’s Greene: A cautious approach is key to absolute return
David Greene, client portfolio manager of the Amundi Absolute Return Multi Strategy, has adopted a cautious view to asset classes by having a low bond duration and low equity exposure across portfolios.
GAM’s Schelpe: Don’t fear black-box investing
Investors often fear the ‘black-box’ notion attached to systematic investing because they don’t know what occurs behind the scenes, but Camilla Schelpe, lead scientist at GAM Systematic, says essentially it boils down to a set of rules which dictate how portfolios behave in different market environments.
Baillie Gifford’s Robinson: The secrets to success in the US
Active managers have failed to live up to their promises in the US market, but by getting a few key ingredients right active management can be a powerful force for wealth creation, argues Gary Robinson, manager of the Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust.
OMGI’s Meier: We will not touch unlisted or esoteric stocks
Ed Meier, manager of the Old Mutual UK Equity Income fund, explores the FTSE 350 and small caps for portfolio ideas to generate 110% of the All-Share yield, but he will not be drawn to esoteric and unlisted names.
Manulife’s Peterkin: Bank policy divergence creates opportunities
The divergence of central banks’ monetary policy has created opportunities for absolute return investors to generate positive, uncorrelated returns, says Manulife Absolute Return Rates fund senior portfolio manager Grant Peterkin.