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Matthew Benkendorf

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

Matthew Benkendorf, Chief Investment Officer of Vontobel Asset Management, speaks with Joe Terranova, Chief Market Strategist of Virtus Investment Partners. Matt and Joe discuss market volatility, the current state of the global markets, and expectations for the year ahead. Matt conveys Vontobel’s commitment to high-quality businesses and why this focus is critical for navigating the risk environment over the long term.

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