Funds Selection Nexus, Hong Kong 2013
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|8:00am – 8:55am||Registration and Coffee|
|8:55am – 9:00am||Welcome & opening comments
Andrew Shale, Publisher
Asian Private Banker
|9:00am – 9:40am||Session 1|
|9:45am – 10:25am||Session 2|
|10:30 – 11:10am||Session 3|
|11:15 – 11:55am||Session 4|
|12:00 – 12:40pm||Session 5|
|12:50 – 1:45pm||Closing comments followed by luncheon|
|2:00 – 3:00pm||Pre-arranged interviews|
Investing in Global and Asian Brands
Juan Mendoza will outline the merits of investing in leading global and Asian brands. Learn which brands profit the most from the stronger US consumption as well as from the rising middle class in Asia. Leading branded companies typically grow 2-3 times the growth of GDP and enjoy high pricing power with sustainable revenue growth and higher margins. These make investing in leading brands an attractive proposition for investors looking for long term growth.
Asian Credits – How to Achieve Attractive Risk Adjusted Returns in a Rising Interest Rate Environment
Alexandre Bouchardy will highlight the attractiveness of the Asian credit market and how investors can benefit from an attractive risk adjusted yield pick-up compared to developed markets. He will also elaborate how to manage duration risk in a rising interest rate environment and how investors can benefit from our innovative interest rate hedged investment solution. Alexandre will further explain how the team controls credit risk through a solid and proven bottom-up selection process.
Juan Mendoza, Director, Head of Asia Equity, Credit Suisse
Rushil Khanna, Director, HOLT Equities, Credit Suisse
Active Risk-based Asset Allocation: Seeking Absolute Returns with a Long-only Portfolio
During the session, Cédric Baron, portfolio manager of Lyxor MultiAsset team will present the concept of risk based investments in a multi-asset universe and the benefits of such strategies compared to traditional balanced portfolios. He will emphasize the benefits of using risk budgeting investment as a strategic allocation but also underline its potential limits in adverse environments such as rising interest rates. Based on the Lyxor Absolute Return Multi Asset Range of Products’ success he will illustrate the advantages of coupling a strategic allocation relying on the risk budgeting theory with a tactical allocation based on trend following and macro bets. The combination of those strategies results in a highly flexible allocation process and delivers robust performances in different market environments.
Cédric Baron, Multi-Asset Fund Manager, Lyxor Asset Management
Jessie Zhang, Head of Business Development, Greater China and South East Asia, Lyxor Asset Management
A Prudent Approach to Bottom-up Investing in Asia
Rahul will make the case that in this prolonged period of high volatility and low growth, the best way to navigate the Asian markets is through high conviction, fundamental stock picking. He aims to identify sector leading, quality companies that have sustainable business models, strong balance sheets and transparent management. Furthermore, by leveraging the on-the-ground research capabilities of Mirae Asset, he also seeks alphagenerating, smaller cap names – companies which are achieving high rates of sustainable growth in underpenetrated areas of the economy – to complement his core portfolio. The funds managed using this “Sector Leader” strategy have delivered consistent levels of outperformance to investors.
Rahul Chadha, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Mirae Asset
Ashley Dale, Chief Marketing Officer, Mirae Asset
Sabrina Kwek, Sales Director, Mirae Asset
Emerging Market Debt: Turning volatility into opportunity
Over the last 10 years, Emerging Market Debt (EMD) has gained importance in investors’ portfolios. This is due to strong and improving fundamentals, translating into favourable risk/return characteristics for the asset class. As the opportunities continue to expand and deepen, Neuberger Berman is excited to showcase its experienced team exploiting the opportunities in EM Corporates and EMD Short Duration, which enables investors to access the potential gains from these markets, even if interest rates rise.
Nish Popat, Co-Lead Portfolio Manager, Neuberger Berman
Sean Jutahkiti, CFA, Head of Asian Credit Research, Neuberger Berman
Mark Serocold, Vice President, Business Development, Hong Kong, Neuberger Berman
Identifying Investment Opportunities in European Equity
Fiona English, Pioneer Investment Client Portfolio Manager (European Equities) discusses the many opportunities now present in the Europe. With lower risk premium and volatility in the European equity market, stock correlations are back to more normal levels making the fundamentals of individual companies more visible. For bottom-up stock-pickers such as Pioneer this is a supportive environment and offers investors the opportunity to benefit from the greater alpha generation potential of actively managed portfolios. In addition, Fiona will focus on the income potential in European Equities and a new product which invests in high dividend stocks combined with covered call-overwriting to target a higher income for yield-hungry investors.
Fiona English, Client Portfolio Manager,
Norman Wu, Head of Wholesale, Asia, Pioneer Investments
Dawn Foo Wei Hsien, Global Strategic Partners Group, Asia, Pioneer Investments
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