Following the news that Britain is to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040 – a trend gathering momentum across Europe – two of Janus Henderson’s investment teams provide their reactions.
The quantitative finance world has recently been transfixed by its version of the East Coast/West Coast feud. But instead of Brooklyn versus Compton rappers, it’s their suburban cousins Greenwich versus Newport Beach arguing over factor timing.
We believe that active management has an important role to play in investment portfolios. Here, we highlight 10 reasons, each supported by a chart, to demonstrate why active management can be valuable when investing in fixed income.
In normal circumstances, the pricing of currency options should reflect, to a good extent, the probability of political upsets, particularly if those upsets have obvious macroeconomic implications. Here, Mark Richardson, and Steve Cain, fund managers in Henderson’s Multi-Strategy Team, examine why, in the run-up to the French presidential election, this does not appear to be the case for EURGBP (the price of euros measured in sterling).
Nick Watson, Fund Manager within Henderson’s Multi-Asset Team, explores the strengthening case for allocating to actively managed strategies. While the team is able to allocate to passive and active vehicles, Nick explains that market drivers currently support the case for the latter.
The growing popularity of investing in exchange traded funds (ETFs) is a key component of the active versus passive debate. Here, Aneet Chachra, fund manager, and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, from Henderson’s Multi-Strategy Team, explain why investing in many ETFs is actually an ‘active’ call and explore how investors in these vehicles have typically fared.
The active versus passive debate has led to numerous studies, detailed analysis and thought-provoking theories. What is clear is that passive funds have attracted significant inflows in the last decade and now play a major role, for better or worse, both in investor portfolios and in the functioning of global capital markets.
In this series of views from Henderson’s Multi-Strategy team, Head of Diversified Alternatives, David Elms, and Fund Manager Aneet Chachra discuss why highly sector-concentrated indices may be riskier than they appear.
Throughout the 20th century, the world economy became more global than ever before. Cross-border trade grew exponentially and the increasingly free movement of people led to the blurring of international boundaries, both geographical and cultural. While there is little doubt that trade-liberalisation and the reduction in global protectionism laid the foundations for the surge in
Over the past five years there has been an increasing number of bold pronouncements around what many are labelling the fourth industrial revolution. Wherever you look commentators are heralding the advancement of robotics as a real and present threat to the workforce. Arjun Bhandri, Analyst within the Strategic Fixed Income team looks at the rising trend in robotics and the implications for humans, as well as the global economy.
In this ‘Essentials’ video, European equities manager Tim Stevenson provides a summary of the Henderson Horizon Pan European Equity strategy. He explains what differentiates the fund and explains where the opportunities currently lie within European equities.