Skip to main content.
Home / Virtus Voices / Vontobel CIO Podcast: COVID Vaccine, U.S. Election, Other Global Equity Drivers

Vontobel CIO Podcast: COVID Vaccine, U.S. Election, Other Global Equity Drivers

Matthew Benkendorf

Matthew Benkendorf
Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, Senior Research Analyst
Vontobel Asset Management

Vontobel Asset Management CIO Matthew Benkendorf discusses the pandemic, U.S. election, and other market-moving events for global equities with Joe Terranova, Virtus’ chief market strategist.

Among the topics covered in their conversation:

  • The significance of a COVID-19 vaccine for global markets
  • U.S. election results: What a new administration could mean for the economic landscape and impact on portfolio positioning
  • Emerging markets vs. developed markets ― opportunities and outlook
  • Rundown of market risks and how current valuations fit in
  • Importance of a “companies over countries” mindset

Listen Now

IMPORTANT RISK CONSIDERATIONS
Equity Securities: The market price of equity securities may be adversely affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk. Foreign & Emerging Markets: Investing in foreign securities, especially in emerging markets, subjects the fund to additional risks such as increased volatility, currency fluctuations, less liquidity, and political, regulatory, economic, and market risk. Market Volatility: Local, regional, or global events such as war, acts of terrorism, the spread of infectious illness or other public health issues, recessions, or other events could have a significant impact on the portfolio and its investments, including hampering the ability of the portfolio manager(s) to invest the portfolio’s assets as intended. Prospectus: For additional information on risks, please see the fund’s prospectus.

Virtus Investment Partners provides this communication as a matter of general information. The opinions stated herein are those of the author and not necessarily the opinions of Virtus, its affiliates, or its sub advisers. Portfolio managers at Virtus make investment decisions in accordance with specific client guidelines and restrictions. As a result, client accounts may differ in strategy and composition from the information presented herein. Any facts and statistics quoted are from sources believed to be reliable, but they may be incomplete or condensed and we do not guarantee their accuracy. This communication is not an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any security, and it is not a research report. Individuals should consult with a qualified financial professional before making any investment decisions. 

Please consider a Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. For this and other information about any Virtus Fund, contact your financial representative, call 800-243-4361, or visit virtus.com for a prospectus or summary prospectus. Read it carefully before investing.

Mutual funds distributed by VP Distributors, LLC, member FINRA and subsidiary of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.

© 2020 Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.