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Navigating Coronavirus Uncertainty

Perspectives from our investment teams on the market impact and key considerations for investors

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has created uncertainty about the outlook for global economic growth and led to heightened market volatility. Our clients are our top priority, and we’re focused on minimizing downside risk without losing sight of long-term opportunities. Although the virus is unique, market shocks are not, and our investment teams are experienced in managing bouts of volatility. Here, they share their latest thinking on how the coronavirus is impacting markets and what it means for investors.

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Optimism for a renewed focus on fundamentals in small- and mid-cap growth

Jan 5, 2021

Portfolio manager Jonathan Coleman discusses why a return to normalcy following the COVID-19 crisis could support small- and mid-cap equities and lead to a broadening of the market.

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Multi-asset outlook 2021 – all change

Jan 5, 2021

News of game-changing vaccines have heralded a dramatic change in expectations for markets and the economy in 2021. Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi Asset Team, considers the rationale behind this optimism.

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Value rotation represents a style change for 2021

Dec 14, 2020

Portfolio Manager Luke Newman highlights the distinct challenges the pandemic posed in 2020 and considers the prospects for absolute return in the months ahead.

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Credit light cuts through the income darkness

Dec 7, 2020

Jenna Barnard and John Pattullo explain how credit markets navigated COVID with relative ease and why corporate bonds remain in the sweet spot for 2021.

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Sustainable equities: the future is green and digital

Dec 2, 2020

Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of Global Sustainable Equities, discusses his expectations for sustainable equities in 2021.

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A positive backdrop for US equities

Dec 2, 2020

Though volatility is likely to continue, Portfolio Manager Jeremiah Buckley thinks the outlook for equities remains constructive as we progress past the election and get closer to the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Diversified alternatives: adapt and evolve

Dec 2, 2020

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, argues for new thinking for investors’ portfolios in 2021, following a year in which the pandemic posed unfamiliar challenges for industries.

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Diversified alternatives — evolution and adaptation in changing markets

Nov 17, 2020

In this Q&A, David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives at Janus Henderson Investors, gives some insight into the adaptable strategies his team deploy in their efforts to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns for investors, with truly diversified performance drivers.

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ISG Insight: a mostly benign outlook for US inflation

Nov 17, 2020

The stabilisation of US economic growth amid unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus has raised questions about the likelihood of inflation returning. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, and Andrew Mulliner, Head of Global Aggregate Strategies, both members of the Fixed Income Investment Strategy Group (ISG)*, explain why they do not see significant risks of sustained higher inflation materialising in the next few years, though caution that short-term spikes are possible and investors should evaluate the diversity that their fixed income portfolios provide.

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