Skip to main content.

Virtus Voices

Listen to the interview series featuring our investment professionals’ thoughts on economic trends and current market events.

Filter By:
All
Ceredex
KAR
Newfleet
Seix
Vontobel
SGA

1Q20 Capital Markets Overview with Joe Terranova

Joe Terranova, Senior Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist at Virtus Investment Partners provides timely insights on the global economy and markets, while providing perspective on portfolio positioning in the current environment.

Listen Now

Volatility in Perspective—Newfleet CIO Discussion

David Albrycht, President and Chief Investment Officer of Newfleet Asset Management, shares his latest views in the Virtus ‘Volatility in Perspective’ series. Dave discusses current risks in the bond market, Fed and Central Bank actions, how the market has changed in the past few weeks, and how Newfleet is positioning its multi-sector portfolios.

Listen Now

Volatility in Perspective—Vontobel CIO Discussion

Vontobel Asset Management CIO Matt Benkendorf offers his perspective on recent global volatility and the impact on Vontobel’s international, global, and emerging markets portfolios. He fields questions from financial advisors on the impact of the pandemic on global markets.

Listen Now

Seix Updates Advisors on Leveraged Loans and High Yield

George Goudelias, Managing Director, Head of Leveraged Finance, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Michael Kirkpatrick, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager of Seix Investment Advisors, recently discussed how global market volatility has affected leveraged credit on a live call with advisors. George and Mike shared their views on where they are seeing risks—and potential opportunities—in the leveraged loan and high yield bond markets.

Listen Now

Volatility in Perspective—KAR Panel Discussion

One in a series of Volatility in Perspective updates from Virtus affiliated managers discussing how the coronavirus crisis is affecting capital markets and their portfolios. KAR CIO Doug Foreman and portfolio managers Jon Christensen and Craig Thrasher offer perspective on the global volatility, how KAR’s quality-driven equity portfolios are faring, and field a range of questions on the impact of the pandemic on U.S. and international equities.

Listen Now

Virtus Voices: Observations on the High Yield Energy Sector, Featuring Eric Hess

Newfleet portfolio manager and high yield sector head Eric Hess, CFA, sits with Virtus chief market strategist Joe Terranova for a detailed discussion on the HY Energy sector. Eric and Joe review the last decade in the industry, factors that led to a decline in the sector, and where Newfleet is identifying opportunities while maintaining a cautious position

Listen Now

SGA Portfolio Manager: Invested in High-Quality, Sustainable Growth Companies and Prepared for Volatility

Kishore Rao, portfolio manager and analyst at Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA), speaks with Joe Terranova, Virtus’ chief market strategist, about the market’s performance in the context of its historical behavior, dealing with volatility by focusing on high-quality, sustainable growth companies in the U.S. and around the world, and why ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors are an integral component of SGA’s investment process.

Listen Now

Replay: 3Q 2019 Panel Call Regarding the Impact of Global Negative Rates

Three leading portfolio managers from distinct Virtus partners examine what’s behind the negative interest rate momentum, the effects of low rates on the bond and real estate markets, and the direction of Fed policy. The panelists also discuss the risk that more accommodation could lead to deflation, and who is buying negative-yielding debt.

Listen Now

Vontobel CIO: Emerging Markets, Q3 Earnings, and Opportunities

Matthew Benkendorf discusses the latest market events and investment headlines: the Fed’s bond buying initiative and what it means for emerging markets; where he sees the best opportunities globally right now; Q3 earnings reports and outlook on corporate profits for the U.S. and abroad.

Listen Now

SGA Portfolio Manager: A Strategy for Dealing with Volatility

In his debut Virtus Voices podcast, Kishore Rao, portfolio manager and analyst at Sustainable Growth Advisers (SGA), discusses the firm’s investment philosophy and focus on finding reliable high-growth companies, and long-standing history of navigating periods of high volatility, such as the 2008 financial crisis.

Listen Now

KAR CIO: Making Sense of the Global Slowdown, Thoughts on Recession, and the Growth-to-Value Rotation

Doug Foreman, chief investment officer of Kayne Anderson Rudnick, offers informed views on the latest headlines in financial markets and investment news. This quarter: what’s going on with the global economy (industrial activity is slowing but the consumer is in great shape); is the U.S. close to recession (he thinks we’re actually in the middle of a mini-recession, our third in 10 years), and what investors should take away from the recent growth-to-value market rotation (it all comes down t

Listen Now

Vontobel CIO Talks Trade Wars, Monetary Policy, Global Growth

Vontobel CIO Matt Benkendorf talks with Peter Batchelar, head of the Virtus Product Group, about recent market events and headline news—the U.S.-China trade war, changes in Fed and global central bank policy, negative interest rates—and the implications for equity investors in the emerging markets and developed markets.

Listen Now

KAR CIO: Making the Case for High-Quality, High-Conviction Investing

Kayne Anderson Rudnick CIO, Doug Foreman, explains how he and his team maintain their high-conviction approach to investing without being distracted by market noise, what defines a “high-quality” company, and the growing opportunity in international and emerging market small-cap stocks. Plus, observations on current market events, including GDP growth, Fed policy, and the yield curve.

Listen Now

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. 

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now

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.

Listen Now