Despite a pandemic-induced global slowdown, Ramiz Chelat, co-portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Global Opportunities Fund, is finding bright spots in areas such as medical technology and software. For sectors with a longer recovery ahead, differentiation will be key.
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David Souccar, co-portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Foreign Opportunities Fund, explains why a focus on quality is especially important during times of turmoil, the importance of a strong balance sheet, and opportunities to upgrade portfolios presented by the current market volatility.
Jin Zhang, portfolio manager of the Virtus Vontobel Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund, contends that now is a good time to allocate to emerging markets. In the post-pandemic world, he anticipates resilience in e-commerce, online entertainment, IT services, and memory chips.
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.
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.
Kayne Anderson Rudnick portfolio managers discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, markets, and businesses, how they are navigating their portfolios through the volatility, and their expectations for recovery going forward.
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.
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.
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.
David Albrycht, President and CIO of Newfleet Asset Management, recently discussed the ongoing coronavirus situation and global market volatility on a live call with advisors.
In this recorded interview, Kayne Anderson Rudnick CIO Doug Foreman discusses opportunities in the mid-cap equity space and the high-quality strategy behind the Virtus KAR Mid-Cap Growth Fund, which he has managed since 2012.
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
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.
Matthew Benkendorf, chief investment officer of Vontobel Asset Management, speaks with Joe Terranova, Virtus’ chief market strategist, about the latest headlines and headwinds confronting global markets, from China’s coronavirus to India’s slowdown, navigating the risks and opportunities that volatility creates, and the long-term case for quality growth companies.
Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager Benjamin Caron, CFA, talks with Virtus Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova about the factors that paved the way for strong fixed income returns in 2019, key performance drivers for the multi-sector strategies, and their views on energy and the changing dynamics of that market.
George Goudelias sits down with Virtus Chief Market Strategist Joe Terranova to discuss the loan market, economy and potential impacts of the Coronavirus, as well as a deeper dive into what he’s seeing in the technology and energy sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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
David Albrycht discusses signs of a global slowdown, negative yielding debt, Fed actions for remainder of year, and how the team is positioning their multi-sector bond portfolios in light of their current views.
George Goudelias discusses LIBOR floors and the plan to phase out LIBOR in 2021, as well as his current insights on fundamentals and technicals in the bank loan market.
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.
Newfleet Asset Management’s Frank Ossino provides perspective on why the bank loan market should be viewed as an income asset class, not solely as an interest rate hedging tool.
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.
The dovish pivot by central banks along with the slowly growing economy set the stage for a complete reversal of the December 2018 drawdown in the credit markets and a very strong quarter for multisector portfolios.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.