Leeds Programme & Venue
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and introduction - Julian Marr, Editor, Professional Adviser
10:10 - 10:35 Keynote address: The art of fund selection - How to select the most appropriate fund for your client's portfolio.
Peter Toogood & Gill Hutchison, The Adviser Centre
10:35 - 11:00 HSBC Global Asset Management
Jane Davies, Senior Portfolio Manager (UK)
Funds: HSBC Global Strategy Portfolios
Rook to Queen's Knight 8
In many regards, playing a game of chess is an analogue to the world of multi-asset investing: winning strategies are always rooted in a robust decision-making framework and a forward looking approach. Thanks to its commitment to providing investors with the necessary resources to achieve competitive risk-adjusted returns in line with their objectives, HSBC Global Asset Management has built, over the last 20 years, one of the largest and most experienced multi asset platform in the asset management industry. Out of the USD413.4bn managed by HSBC Global Asset Management, USD72.3bn are invested through multi-asset solutions managed by a dedicated global team of over 60 investment professionals.
11:00 - 11:25 Orbis Investments
Ashley Lynn, Analyst
Fund: Orbis OEIC Global Balanced
Fundamental, long-term, contrarian investing: Orbis Investments and the Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Fund
Despite managing over £20 billion worldwide, Orbis Investments is relatively unknown in the UK, having only recently entered the retail intermediary market. This presentation will highlight the firm's fundamental, long-term and contrarian philosophy as well as focus on how it is uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress. Detailed attention will be paid to its highly rated Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Fund which seeks to balance income generation, capital growth, and risk of loss using a diversified global portfolio. The Orbis Global Balanced Strategy currently has approximately £2.2 billion of Assets Under Management.
11:25 - 11:40 Q&A with HSBC Global Asset Management & Orbis Investments, chaired by Julian Marr
11:40 - 11:55 Coffee & networking
11:55 - 12:20 Baillie Gifford
Steven Hay, Fund Manager
Fund: Baillie Gifford Managed
Baillie Gifford Managed Fund - Fashion Changes, Style Remains
Now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary, the Baillie Gifford Managed Fund balances equity exposure with bonds and cash aiming to provide above average returns through carefully managed diversification. In an ever more complex world (especially where financial instruments are concerned) we think simplicity is key. This long-term, patient, bottom up stock picking style is a proven approach that rises above passing trends elegantly combining the best ideas of our regional teams with a blend of our fixed income picks. An ongoing charge figure of 0.44% on the clean share class completes the stylish ensemble. Not sure what the dress code is in an uncertain world? You might want to leave those funky names in the wardrobe and stick to the classic that is the Baillie Gifford Managed Fund. It is one fund your clients are unlikely to look back on with embarrassment.
This session will explain how the Baillie Gifford Managed Fund is differentiated from its peers, using examples to highlight the exciting opportunities for bottom up, growth investors.
12:20 - 12:45 Miton Group
David Jane, Fund Manager Miton Multi Asset Team and Anthony Rayner, Fund Manager Miton Multi Asset Team
Fund: MI Miton Cautious Monthly Income
Where in the world are we finding income?
Outcome driven fund managers David Jane and Anthony Rayner will discuss how they go about constructing a portfolio that delivers a high and growing level of income with a strong focus on capital preservation.
In particular they will discuss:
• risk and portfolio construction: real world risks, not models
• the current state of global economies and markets
• how this guides their use of various asset classes and geographies in the portfolio: how to generate income when bonds are falling
12:45 - 13:10 Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Jihad Younan, Executive Director
Funds: GS Wealthbuilder Multi-Asset Portfolios
Behavioural finance in a multi-asset context
The field of behavioural finance explores psychological and cognitive biases as to why people tend to make irrational investment decisions, such as ‘loss aversion' and ‘home bias'. These decisions can often be detractors to investment performance over the long term. Jihad Younan and David Copsey, on the Multi-Asset Team within GSAM, will highlight some of these biases and share their views on how a globally diversified, dynamic and risk-managed multi-asset fund can help mitigate the resulting pitfalls in some instances, while generating additional returns in others. The session will also seek to illustrate how behavioural finance plays a role in managing the desired outcome of our multi-asset funds.
13:10 - 13:30 Q&A with Baillie Gifford, Miton Group, & Goldman Sachs Asset Management, chaired by Julian Marr
13:30 - 14:30 Networking buffet lunch