Market weekly – Quality is now key

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After a momentous week in financial markets, Daniel Morris, Senior Investment Strategist, and Guy Davies, Chief Investment Officer for active equity strategies, discuss the situation as markets open in Europe on Monday 16th March 2020. In particular, they focus on the impact of the Coronavirus on equity markets, what the recent correction means for investors and how our investment teams are positioning portfolios.

This is the first in a series of podcasts with senior investment professionals at BNP Paribas Asset Management.

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Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients.

The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay.

Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).

Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.

Guy Davies

Chief Investment Officer – Equities and Convertibles, BNP Paribas Asset Management

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