Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager at ING Investment Management, is set to present on the topic of ‘Global Bond Opportunities: Flexible Approach to Fixed Income”, when he takes part in the Fund Selector Summit Miami 2015, being held 7-8 May at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.
The event – a joint venture between Open Door Media, the owner of InvestmentEurope and Miami based Funds Society – is targeting locally based fund selectors with the opportunity to hear input from a range of managers.
In times of uncertainty, it’s best to be positioned for various outcomes. For financial instruments, that means diversification. In past decades, the decline in yield levels has been generally beneficial. The latest push has been asset price inflation, driven by the Fed, the ECB and the BoJ. With central banks keeping rates continuously low, investors have responded by shifting their holdings to higher yielding asset classes such as Credits or EMD. But this poses enormous challenges, especially in managing the risk posed by interest rates, currencies duration, security selection and tactical asset allocation. The answer to these challenges has been the use of flexible global fixed income strategies, which employ tools and techniques to benefit from a wider spectrum of investment opportunities.
Jaco Rouw is based in The Netherlands and has been a senior portfolio manager with ING Investment Management since 2013. Jaco has worked at ING IM since 1998 and is currently responsible for global core fixed income investment policy and model portfolio construction. He is also responsible for managing client mandates and flagship fixed income mutual funds. Jaco has had a varied career at ING IM and since 2008 he has also been responsible for currency overlay and the management of dedicated currency portfolios, and from 2001-2008 he was a portfolio manager within the Global Fixed Income team at ING IM.
You will find all information about the Funds Society Fund Selector Summit Miami 2015 through this link.