Diversifying Away From Credit Risk
This late in the cycle, credit risk seems to be on most asset allocators’ minds – and nowhere is that concern more prevalent than for corporate and insurance portfolios.
Hear practitioners and experts discuss the ubiquitous topic of late cycle credit investing and, perhaps more importantly, how to think about diversifying away from credit risk in the current environment.
Not Your Mother’s Diversification
This late in the market cycle, many allocators are weighing means to maximize diversification – through uncorrelated strategies, tail risk hedging strategies, and more – in 2019 and beyond.
Overlay programs are rare in corporate and insurance portfolios, but has the time come to consider them more broadly? What are allocators doing to gain exposure that is uncorrelated to equity market beta?
Hear from peers in both the corporate pension and insurance portfolio spheres share their diverse perspectives, approaches, and concerns.
Not Your Father’s Emerging Markets
Long thought to be the driving force behind global growth, emerging markets continue to face the challenges that a strong dollar and a volatile market environment bring.
What do the latest economic and geopolitical developments mean for your emerging market portfolio? How should you think about an ascendant China – or a new Brazilian government? Which geographies and vehicles are worth the risk?
Not Your Brother’s Fixed Income 2.0
Interest rates are higher, the yield curve is flatter. Is the risk-reward trade-off changing for fixed income? In the current environment, the case for dynamic fixed income strategies is becoming more compelling. Is there a fixed income 2.0 for corporate and insurance investors? What avenues are asset allocators embracing beyond the tried and true? Hear from peers and experts on the best ways to maximize yield within your risk tolerance profile.
Crisis Mode: Changes to the Pension Landscape and What That Means for Investors
Corporate pensions are – on average – better funded than they were a few years ago. The same is not true for the public sector. Dive deep on the differences in both structure and management and the implications for both plan sponsors, employees, and insurers.
We are undisuptedly in a trade war. What now – both in the long-term of short-term for those whose portfolios are exposed to global markets?
You hear all the high level theatrics – and your anxiety hears them too – but what are the second order of consequences? Real assets, currency, energy, and other commodities? Is it time to rebalance your emerging market allocation – or rethink a critical take?
Can You Predict Innovative Technological Trends?
What are the characteristics – and leading indicators – of innovative technological trends? And what are their implications on financial markets? Join us for a look on the most forward-thinking technologies, their characteristics, and if, just if, they are predictable.