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Welcome to Disruptive Forces in Investing, a podcast series featuring Neuberger Berman’s seasoned investors who discuss trends that are transforming the investment industry and beyond.

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Welcome to Disruptive Forces in Investing, a podcast series featuring Neuberger Berman’s seasoned investors who discuss trends that are transforming the investment industry and beyond.

    CAT Bonds: Finding Reassurance in Reinsurance

    CAT Bonds: Finding Reassurance in Reinsurance

    From massive flooding in Germany and Italy to earthquakes and wildfires in California, these natural disasters, among others, continue to ravage the globe. But as these climate risk concerns grow, investors may be wondering how they can potentially diversify their portfolios. One way could be through the catastrophe bond market, better known as the CAT bond market, which hit record issuance in 2021. But how do these bonds work, and what is intriguing about them from an investment standpoint? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Cedric Drui and Sophie Ware, Managing Director and Senior Vice President respectively on our Insurance-Linked Securities team, join Anu Rajakumar to share their perspectives on how these complex, fixed income instruments continue to provide uncorrelated, diversification opportunities as catastrophe risk continues to evolve in its many forms.
     
    This general market summary and the opinions and beliefs expressed in this podcast are provided for general informational purposes only. Nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security, and the views and beliefs expressed are not intended to predict or guarantee the future performance of any individual security, market sector or the markets generally. This presentation is general in nature and is not directed to any category of investors and should not be regarded as individualized, a recommendation, investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions and the appropriateness of this presentation should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability, and has not been independently verified. All information, opinions and beliefs set forth in this presentation are current as of the date of this presentation and are subject to change without notice. We do not undertake to advise you of any change in the opinions and beliefs or the information contained in this presentation. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. We may issue presentations or have opinions that are inconsistent with, and reach different conclusions from, this presentation. No representation is made that any investment process, investment objectives, goals or risk management techniques discussed herein will or are likely to be achieved or successful.
     
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    • 20 min
    Turning a New Leaf in Chinese Investing

    Turning a New Leaf in Chinese Investing

    Historically, as the second largest economy in the world, China has presented a myriad of opportunities to investors worldwide. However, due to the regulatory changes outlined by the Chinese government, trends suggest that investors have started to reconsider their allocations in China. Putting the pandemic and geopolitical tensions aside, could investors be moving their capital too hastily? Could the new policies potentially be a boon to investors? Or perhaps could now be an opportune time to reevaluate portfolio positioning? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Patrick Liu, General Manager of Neuberger Berman China, joins Anu Rajakumar to share his views on how global investors could interact with the potential opportunity set that the policy changes to the Chinese economy may be presenting and more.
     
     
    This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  
     
    Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.   
     
    This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.   
     
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    • 19 min
    Thinking Big When It Comes to Small Caps

    Thinking Big When It Comes to Small Caps

    The word volatility is not something that’s foreign to the small-cap market. However, with the rise of the meme stock phenomenon making headlines earlier this year, many people around the world have likely been keeping their eyes out for unique opportunities in the market. But when it comes to small caps, what other investment tools might be available to new and seasoned investors alike? Could there be a case for passive management amid the current economic cycle? Or does active management seem necessary, especially given the rise of speculative stocks in the market? On this episode of Disruptive Forces,  Judy Vale, Senior Portfolio Manager of small-cap strategies, joins Anu Rajakumar to discuss the small-cap market in greater detail, including not only the opportunity set but how investors can potentially find hidden gems amid the vast world of small-cap stocks.
     
     
    This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  
     
    Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable.    
     
    This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.   
     
    The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  
     
    © 2021 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 15 min
    Playing Good Defense in Diversification

    Playing Good Defense in Diversification

    With inflation risks continuing to appear across the greater global economy, many investors may be thinking about how to best prepare their portfolios for potential volatility ahead. The unprecedented market events, stemmed from COVID-19, give the current landscape a sense of volatility that even the most seasoned investors might not be prepared for…so how might investors want to get creative yet defensive when it comes to diversification? The idiom, “Don’t put your eggs in one basket” might be the first line of defense, but how might investors want to go about heeding those timeless words of advice? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer—Multi-Asset Class, and Joe McDonnell, Head of Portfolio Solutions, EMEA join Anu Rajakumar to collectively chat about how diversification plays a vital role in portfolio development now more than ever.
     
     
    This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  
     
    Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable.    
     
    This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.   
     
    The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2021 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 18 min
    The Great Housing Diaspora of COVID-19

    The Great Housing Diaspora of COVID-19

    As a result of mass deurbanization during the pandemic, where fleets of people left cities for more suburban areas, residential housing markets have seen unprecedented buyer activity over the last several months. But as buyer demand continues to saturate the market, where does that leave supply?  Could deurbanization continue as a post-COVID trend? And what else might investors want to consider in this space? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Dmitry Gasinsky, Head of Mortgage Loan Management, speaks with Anu Rajakumar about the ongoing competitiveness of the residential loan market, how the COVID-19 crisis compares to that of the global financial crisis and where housing trends go from here.
     
     
    This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
     
    Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  
     
    © 2021 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 19 min
    The Electrification of Mobility

    The Electrification of Mobility

    As oil prices start to go up and sustainability goals have become top of mind for many drivers, vehicle and machinery electrification have increased in popularity—now more than ever. So what are global vehicle manufacturers doing to meet consumer demand? How are they addressing the competition? And what might investors want to keep their eyes on in this space? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, John Hirt, Senior Vice President and Research Analyst for mobility sectors, joins Anu Rajakumar to share more about electrification trends today, what the policy implications may be for those trends as well as providing insight on what the future of mobility may hold.
     
     
    This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.   Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions. The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2021 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 21 min

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