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George Goudelias
Seix Portfolio Manager Interview: Next Steps for Bank Loans

George Goudelias, Head of Leveraged Finance at Seix Investment Advisors, provides his perspective on the U.S. fixed income markets, where the team is finding opportunity in the leveraged loan space, and why they believe Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) remain attractive. 

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Matthew Benkendorf
Vontobel CIO: International Markets and Volatility

Vontobel CIO Matthew Benkendorf shares his views on the latest international market happenings: 1) The ways emerging markets are becoming more like developed markets – and vice versa; 2) his “non-consensus” views on the Federal Reserve’s latest position and recent trade developments; and 3) how Vontobel is positioned to capitalize on the opportunities that volatility creates.

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George Goudelias
Seix Portfolio Manager Interview: Bank Loans are Back

George Goudelias, Head of Leveraged Finance at Seix Investment Advisors, sees bank loans as an asset class that has had a significant recovery in 2019, coming back from the liquidity-driven sale of the asset class that took place in December. In times of negative market movements, bank loans may serve as a portfolio shock absorber, holding on to their value better than a lot of other risk assets.

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David Albrycht, CFA
David Albrycht Discusses Opportunities in the Credit Markets

Newfleet Chief Investment Officer David Albrycht explains why high yield, emerging market debt, and asset backed securities look attractive at this time and how he believes they can enhance a portfolio’s fixed income allocation.

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Craig Stone
KAR Portfolio Manager Interview: The Growth Potential of “SMID-Caps”

Craig Stone, portfolio manager of the Virtus KAR Small-Mid Cap Core Fund, discusses the compelling opportunity set a blended portfolio of small- and mid-cap stocks offers investors over separate allocations, and why an active approach to the “SMID” space makes sense over passive.

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Doug Foreman
KAR CIO Interview: Why Mid Caps? Why Mid-Cap Growth?

KAR CIO Doug Foreman, CFA, discusses why mid-cap equities deserve to be treated like a separate asset class and should not be overlooked by investors, the exciting growth potential mid-cap companies offer compared to small- and large-cap companies, and Kayne Anderson Rudnick’s quality-driven approach to the mid-cap portfolios they manage, including the Virtus KAR Mid-Cap Growth Fund.

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Don Wordell
Ceredex Portfolio Manager Interview: Mid-Cap Value and the Pursuit of Dividends

Don Wordell, portfolio manager of the Virtus Ceredex Mid-Cap Value Equity Fund since 2001, discusses the particular opportunities mid-cap value stocks have to offer investors in today’s low interest rate environment and the attractive dividend yields available from the dividend-paying companies Ceredex focuses on in the mid-cap space.

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Jon Christensen
KAR Portfolio Manager Interview: Opportunities in Mid-Cap Core

Jon Christensen, portfolio manager of the Virtus KAR Mid-Cap Core Fund, discusses Kayne Anderson Rudnick’s quality-driven approach to mid-cap investing and the opportunities that exist for investors among what he calls the “underappreciated overachievers” of the equity market.

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Matthew Benkendorf
Vontobel CIO Explains Why ‘Risk Matters’ More in 2019

Matthew Benkendorf, Chief Investment Officer of Vontobel Asset Management, reflects on the reintroduction of volatility to global markets, the impact of central bank monetary policy normalization on emerging markets, and why an investment focus on high-quality businesses is critical for navigating the risk environment over the long term.

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David Albrycht
David Albrycht Discusses Opportunities in Fixed Income

David Albrycht, Chief Investment Officer at Newfleet Asset Management, discusses fourth quarter volatility in risk assets and where he believes this volatility has created opportunity.

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George Goudelias
George Goudelias Discusses Fourth Quarter Volatility in Loan Market

George Goudelias, Head of Leveraged Finance at Seix Investment Advisors, addresses the fourth quarter outflows in the loan market, highlighting the long-term diversification benefits and opportunity for strong risk-adjusted returns from owning a permanent allocation to this asset class.

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KAR CIO Discusses Fed/Market Disconnect, Trade Wars, Earnings Expectations

Kayne Anderson Rudnick CIO Doug Foreman puts recent market events into perspective for investors. Topics discussed include the disconnect between the Federal Reserve’s views and market consensus on interest rate and U.S. growth; impacts of the U.S.-China trade war; and his expectations for corporate earnings and market returns in 2019.

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Replay: A Mid-Summer Panel Call on Mid-Cap Investing

Portfolio managers from two Virtus affiliates, quality-driven growth manager Kayne Anderson Rudnick (KAR) and dividend-focused value manager Ceredex Value Advisors, discuss the mid-cap space and the opportunities they see.

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Replay: 1Q19 Live Panel Discussion

Portfolio Managers from Newfleet Asset Management, LLC, Seix Investment Advisors, LLC, and Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. share their insights and perspectives on market trends and how they are impacting equity and fixed income portfolios.

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Replay: Emerging Markets 2019 – Outlook and Opportunity

Darshan Bhatt and Carlos Asilis of Glovista Investments explore the convergence of emerging and developed markets, and how investors may wish to position their long-term, global equity portfolios to pursue the growth potential of the “most favored” emerging markets countries.

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David Albrycht
Replay: CIO Insights Call with David Albrycht of Newfleet Asset Management

David Albrycht, President and Chief Investment Officer of Newfleet Asset Management, speaks with Joe Terranova, Chief Market Strategist of Virtus Investment Partners. Dave and Joe discuss the 2018 bond market, global and emerging market debt, and capital market expectations for the year ahead. Dave shares his views on corporate credit conditions and the leveraged finance market, as well as where he identifies opportunities for Newfleet’s multi-sector bond portfolios.

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