PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION AND STRATEGY INSIGHTS I SEPTEMBER 2022

TRENDS AND
OPPORTUNITIES

Making sense of market trends for portfolio construction

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Shock therapy: Portfolio solutions for this year’s market turmoil

Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy introduces the latest Trends and Opportunities report, which seeks to provide therapy for recent market shocks by offering long-term perspective and potential solutions.

  • Investors are grappling with severe market shocks from slowing growth, inflation and interest rate volatility.
  • While history tells us there is likely more pain to come, it also tells us that patient investors have historically experienced more upside than downside over the long term.
  • In our view, investors should view the current landscape as a blank slate and seek to take advantage of new opportunities

Adam Hetts, Global Head of Portfolio Construction and Strategy

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Welcome to Shock Therapy. This edition of Trends and Opportunities is focused on all the market shocks we’ve had this year - like Inflation, Rising rates and slowing growth.  And we think the best portfolio therapy for those shocks is in solutions that not only fit this new environment but also fix the gaps and concentrations we typically see in our portfolio consultations.  As you read on, you’ll see we’re focusing on Quality equities, High dividend international equities, Mortgage-back securities, Multisector income and Balanced strategies. Taking a step back, this is a time to be forward looking, patient, and  opportunistic. And just remember that the silver lining of this kind of volatility is that it creates a new entry point. Of course, no one can call a bottom, but anyone can call a dip – and this has been one heck of a dip. So please read on, enjoy, and, as always, reach out to your Janus Henderson representative if you’d like to bring these ideas to life through a custom portfolio consultation with our team.

Insights

Shock therapy: Portfolio solutions for this year’s market turmoil

The Portfolio Construction and Strategy Team offers therapy for recent market shocks by offering long-term perspective and potential solutions.

Quality is a virtue

In a unique recovery environment, sector and style decisions should not be based on a traditional recovery playbook.

Keep it real (return) with high dividends

Ex-U.S. equities may offer diversification benefits and higher dividends, but active management is warranted to avoid value traps.

Core fixed income: MBS as a home base

Where we see opportunities in mortgage-backed securities, and how active management can help increase yield and mitigate risk.

Multi-sector to manage myriad risks

The flexibility and diversification of multi-sector bond strategies can help fixed income investors manage risk as market volatility evolves.

Manage market vertigo with balanced strategies

A successful allocation to a balanced fund may help encourage investors to stay the course and avoid the temptation of market timing.

About the Portfolio Construction and Strategy Team

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