Nobody knows the extent and duration of the economic damage from the COVID-19 crisis. A wild guess is that global GDP will be 40% lower for six months. This would imply an income hit of 20% of annual GDP.
Jeremiah Buckley, Portfolio Manager on the Janus Henderson Balanced team, gives a ‘quick view’ update on the strategy, covering recent central bank measures to support the economy and signs of renewed activity in China, with some factories re-opening and supply chains reconnecting.
Paul O’Connor, Head of the UK-based Multi-Asset Team, discusses the purge of risk appetite across the investment world as the coronavirus spreads, considering the range of potential government measures, and the quiet progress being made on containment.
Tom Ross, credit portfolio manager, comments on the crisis gripping markets and how the Corporate Credit team is responding in terms of positioning within the Global High Yield and Euro High Yield strategies.
Tim Winstone, credit portfolio manager, comments on the crisis gripping markets and how the Corporate Credit team is responding in terms of positioning within the European Investment Grade Credit strategy.
The spread of the coronavirus across the globe and the oil price war have served to highlight the fragility of the global markets and rattled investors. As concerns for the global supply chains and the health of economies grow, Jenna Barnard, Co-Head of the Strategic Fixed Income Team, shares her views, explaining the steps taken in the team’s portfolios that seek to mitigate the risks.
The US Federal Reserve’s surprise rate cut reflects the increasing uncertainty the US economy and investors currently face. Jim Cielinski, Global Head of Fixed Income, provides his views on what the highly unusual move means for markets and why he believes investors should remain cautious.
Alison Porter, Graeme Clark and Richard Clode from the UK-based Global Technology Team assess the impact of the coronavirus on tech companies and shares their near-term views for the sector, as well as portfolio implications.