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Why has the market moved so dramatically in the last three weeks? COVID-19 is the trigger, and investor sentiment has shifted quickly from the complacency of viewing the virus as a contained problem in China to fears of a worldwide pandemic. Read the rest of the latest market commentary by David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, and Lan Cai, Deputy Chief Investment Strategist.
Our quarterly Investment Webinar has a new look and format. The latest third-quarter webinar, featuring Minoti Dhanaraj, Senior Investment Analyst, and Matt Wagner, Director of Institutional Relationships, is shorter, with a quick recap of market highlights and answers to some of our clients’ questions.
In this webinar, Minoti Dhanaraj, Senior Investment Analyst, joins Kathryn McCloskey, Director, Social Responsibility, to discuss second-quarter investment performance; UCF’s investment strategy and positioning; and exciting news about the launch of the Just World Fund, a fixed income impact fund that offers a unique opportunity to invest in inclusive finance (impact investing).
In this webinar, David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist and Howard Hawkins, Director, Business Development discuss UCF’s investment strategy, global market themes and first quarter investment performance, with the S&P 500 producing its best quarterly return since the third quarter 2009.
David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist and Howard Hawkins, Director, Business Development discuss UCF’s investment strategy, the political and economic events that impacted returns, and fourth quarter investment performance.
Michael de Guzman, Portfolio Manager discusses fund performance, global markets, investment strategy and positioning, while Katie McCloskey, Director of Social Responsibility discusses changes to exclusionary screening that UCF will implement in January 2018.