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Part 3 - Investment Landscape

90 min watch 11 May 22

Session: 4 May 2022

With the backdrop of increasing uncertainty and a volatile market landscape, what better time to gather insight into the outlook for the global economy and the investment markets. Mark Riggall, Head of Client Portfolio Management in T&IO hosted a lively interactive panel debate with our investment specialists and portfolio managers, looking at how we are positioning our multi-asset funds. This incorporated views from the M&G Investments Fixed Income team on the outlook for the bonds markets as well as the Sustainable and Impact team on ESG considerations and where the opportunities lie. Finally, Philip Butler pulled together the main themes of how the multi-asset funds we run are positioned.

Learning Outcome - to demonstrate an understanding of: 

  • Explaining the outlook for capital markets and investments given the current geo-political and macro situation

  • Outlining the key drivers for ESG investment given the recent headwinds

  • How to give guidance on the interest rate and inflation outlook with current thinking about opportunities within fixed income


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Test your knowledge

1.        The Paris Agreement treaty on climate change sets out the goal to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to limit the global temperature increase in this century to:

A.       1.5%

B.       2.0%

C.       3.0%
 

2.        The M&G Emerging Market Bond Fund had an underlying yield as at the 31st March 2022 of:

A.       4.55%

B.       5.66%

C.       6.77%
 

3.        The current Expected Growth Rate of PruFund Growth GBP within a Pension and ISA is:

A.       4.9%

B.       5.5%

C.       5.9%
 

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