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Global Perspectives: Sustainable Investing in Clean Technologies
In this episode of our “Global Perspectives” series, Global Sustainable Equity Portfolio Managers Hamish Chamberlayne and Aaron Scully join Adam Hetts to discuss the latest trends in sustainability.
• The US has undergone a huge shift in its stance towards sustainability, with the new Biden administration, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) all focused on tackling climate change.
• A transformative synchronized investment boom into clean technologies is underway in the US and beyond, with the connection of digitalization, electrification and decarbonization improving efficiency across all industries.
• Low-carbon investing is more than simply investing in renewable energy companies and removing fossil fuels from a portfolio. We see many opportunities in the technology, business productivity and building sectors that all have a place in creating a greener economy.
• Intentionality, transparency and consistency are key tenets that span the broad spectrum of sustainable investing.
Plan Talk: How to Engage and Motivate Retirement Plan Participants
One of the biggest challenges retirement plan sponsors face is how to effectively communicate with participants and keep their attention. And in today’s virtual world, it’s more challenging than ever. In this episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto outlines several ideas for interacting with participants to help them stay engaged with their retirement plans.
Plan Talk: The Hardest Part About Getting Your Finances in Order: Where to Start?
Like the prospect of cleaning up a messy room, taking those first steps toward financial independence can feel overwhelming. In fact, 53% of millennials are not sure where to start when it comes to making financial decisions. Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto shares three simple ideas to help younger people clean up their financial rooms through budgeting, controlling spending and making a written plan.
Global Perspectives: Reflation: Is This the Real Thing or Just Fantasy?
Join Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy, as he speaks with Co-Heads of Strategic Fixed Income Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo about whether there is substance to the reflation trade.
• The consensus trade expects inflation, but much of this may already be priced in, creating potential opportunities in medium-term bond yields if inflation proves transitory.
• An excess of private savings before COVID-19 required governments to spend to balance private-sector saving. In some ways, today’s fiscal stimulus is an extension of the response to the deleveraging environment that lingered after the Global Financial Crisis.
• For reflation to be convincing, we need to see evidence that households and businesses are changing their behavior toward taking on more debt – yet credit demand remains soft and markets seem to be ignoring weaker data in China.
Credit Spread is the difference in yield between securities with similar maturity but different credit quality. Widening spreads generally indicate deteriorating creditworthiness of corporate borrowers, and narrowing indicate improving.
Duration measures a bond price’s sensitivity to changes in interest rates. The longer a bond’s duration, the higher its sensitivity to changes in interest rates and vice versa.
10-Year Treasury Yield is the interest rate on U.S. Treasury bonds that will mature 10 years from the date of purchase.
Volatility measures risk using the dispersion of returns for a given investment.
Inflation: a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.
Basis point (bp) equals 1/100 of a percentage point. 1 bp = 0.01%, 100 bps = 1%.
Quantitative Easing (QE) is a government monetary policy occasionally used to increase the money supply by buying government securities or other securities from the market.
Reflation: expansion in the level of output of an economy by government stimulus, using either fiscal or monetary policy.
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Global Perspectives: Building Robust Bond Portfolios In a Low-Rate World
Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy, talks with Head of U.S. Fixed Income Greg Wilensky about the challenges – and unique opportunities – associated with building bond portfolios in a world with historically low interest rates.
Global Perspectives: High Yield: Passing the Baton from Beta to Alpha
Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy Adam Hetts talks to Seth Meyer and Tom Ross, portfolio managers on the high-yield bond strategies, about how with credit spreads gradually tightening, returns will likely become less about market direction (beta) and more about identifying individual opportunities (alpha).
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