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Market Perspectives on COVID-19 Impact:
Insights from our Fund Managers

Current market volatility caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a significant global impact on everyday life and has ended the 11 year bull market run. We, at AMG, share in our investors' concerns on the unique uncertainty this event presents for global markets. We are doing our part to join the fight. We have gathered together a selection of viewpoints and commentary from AMG Affiliates and other Fund Advisers here for your convenience.

While our boutique active managers generally invest over a longer time horizon, we acknowledge that what could very well end up being a short-term event may have longer-term implications. That said, market declines driven from macro headlines can also present opportunities for patient investors. We invite you to explore our latest program designed to help investors navigate uncertainty, visit Keep Calm and Remain Diversified.

 
 
 

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Webinar Replay | 3/25/2020

Yacktman Webinar: Insights on Market Volatility

 
Portfolio Managers Stephen Yacktman and Jason Subotky will provide the insights you need for your client conversations.
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Webinar Replay | 3/18/2020

Navigating Fixed Income in Uncertain Times

 
Join us March 18 at 4:15 p.m. for a Fixed Income discussion with DoubleLine, GW&K and Loomis Sayles.
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Webinar Replay | 3/4/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Its Impact on the Markets

 
During this presentation, a selection of our investment managers shared thoughts on the recent market volatility caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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First Quadrant

First Quadrant (FQ) is an innovative boutique investment firm recognized for excellence in dynamic asset allocation and equity strategies. FQ employs a systematic, theory-based investment process and serves a global, primarily institutional client base.

Pictet Asset Management

Pictet Asset Management believes in disciplined active management through bottom-up stock selection and seeks to identify stocks trading at a discount to its calculation of intrinsic value.

TimesSquare Capital Management

TimesSquare is a growth equity specialist. They are a trusted partner to institutional investors globally, providing mutual fund and separate account management. Reliance on in-depth, research-driven strategies has historically produced strong results across products and market cycles.

MARCH 31, 2020 | COVID-19 represents an exogenous shock to the market and the situation remains fluid. The impact that recent events are having on the wider economy is significant and most likely prolonged due to the uncertainty of how the virus really spreads. TimesSquare Capital Management provides commentary on US and non-US markets.

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Renaissance Investment Management

Founded in 1978, Renaissance Investment Management is a registered investment advisor based in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. The firm serves both institutional and high-net-worth clients and offers a variety of investment management strategies based upon a foundation of intensive research and disciplined, process-oriented decision making. Renaissance is a multidisciplinary firm offering domestic and international investment strategies.

MARCH 23, 2020 | Renaissance Investment Management reminds investors to focus on a long term perspective in the face of difficult environments like today in their latest Q1 updates which focus on the swiftness of the recent decline and a review of bear markets since Word War II.

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Tweedy, Browne Company

Tweedy, Browne Company, LLC (“Tweedy, Browne”) is a leading practitioner of the value-oriented investment approach pioneered by Benjamin Graham. The firm seeks to invest in companies trading at a significant discount to their intrinsic value while emphasizing a long-term, low turnover strategy grounded in individual stock selection.

MARCH 19, 2020 | Looking back over the last several decades, the stock market has endured some pretty grim news, and persevered and prospered. Tweedy, Browne Company provides special commentary regarding market volatility and COVID-19.

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Harding Loevner

Harding Loevner manages global and non-U.S. equity portfolios following a consistent philosophy focused on long-term investment in growing companies with high-quality fundamentals. The Firm believes diversified portfolios of the stocks of companies meeting its quality-growth criteria, purchased at reasonable prices, offer superior risk-adjusted returns over the long term.

River Road Asset Management

River Road Asset Management was established in 2005 and provides institutional separate account and investment sub-advisory services to a broad range of domestic and international clients. The firm was founded upon a proprietary Absolute Value® investment discipline. This approach was developed by River Road’s founders and occupies a distinct niche within value investing styles.

MARCH 2, 2020 | Risk assets are in a sharp correction as investors worry about the global financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. River Road Asset Management is convinced the shape and magnitude of the current correction was heavily influenced by high valuations and high expectations for earnings growth in the year ahead.

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CenterSquare Investment Management

CenterSquare Investment Management is an investor in, and manager of public, private, global and U.S. real estate investment strategies.

April 1, 2020 | We expect a global economic recession to eventuate. The key question is how quickly the economy bounces back. This mostly depends on how rapidly COVID-19 is contained. We believe that real estate in general will see strong investor support in the medium term due to the increased need for yield alternatives given record low bond yields on one hand, and, even if the equity market bounces back, a desire for stable asset classes on the other. CenterSquare Investment Management presents a sector outlook on the impact of the COVID-19 impact on real estate markets.

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Lord Abbett

Lord Abbett is an independent asset management firm approaching small and micro cap investing by relying on fundamental research to identify quality growth stocks.

MARCH 20, 2020 | Lord Abbett’s special feature commentary discusses the “innovation premium” in today’s market environment and how it’s playing out amidst a background of jarring volatility.

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Smith Group Asset Management

Smith Group Asset Management is an investment management firm that blends quantitative research with fundamental analysis disciplines seeking to capture unexpected earnings growth.

MARCH 13, 2020 | Smith Group Asset Management’s latest Market Perspective covers recent equity volatility, where we are now and what’s changed in the near term and lessons we’ve learned from 2008.

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Ranger Investments

Ranger employs fundamental analysis along with a bottom-up stock picking approach to managing equity portfolios.

MARCH 13, 2020 | The market sell-off to date has been indiscriminate. The breadth in the decline of stock prices is already greater than the three prior bear markets of the past decade. Ranger Investment’s special market commentary covers their current views on recent volatility.

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Silvercrest Asset Management Group

Silvercrest Asset Management specializes in seeking to create highly disciplined, quality-oriented equity strategies.

MARCH 12, 2020 | We feel the current volatility reflects a relatively short-lived period when fear and uncertainty, encourage investors and traders to dump ETFs and press short positions on the equity market down draft. Silvercrest Asset Management comments on recent volatility and looks at sectors.

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Loomis, Sayles & Company

Loomis Sayles is a fixed income investment manager where performance-driven investors integrate deep proprietary research and integrated risk analysis to make informed, judicious decisions.

Fairpointe Captial

Fairpointe Capital manages mid cap and all cap equity strategies for institutions and individuals. The Firm employs a disciplined fundamental bottom-up process to select companies that are inefficiently priced relative to their growth outlook.

Montag & Caldwell

Montag & Caldwell uses a disciplined team-based fundamental research process that seeks to invest in growth companies.

MARCH 2, 2020 | The news surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified over the last week. Cases outside of China continue to grow and governments, central bankers and investors are struggling to grasp the scale and magnitude of the problem as financial markets lurch from one day to the next. Montag & Caldwell’s latest market update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Additional Resources

We've compiled a collection of additional resources to help guide your client conversations, including recent webinars and the latest perspectives.

Webinar Replay | 3/4/2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Its Impact on the Markets

 
During this presentation, a selection of our investment managers shared thoughts on the recent market volatility caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
listen now
Webinar Replay | 3/18/2020

Navigating Fixed Income in Uncertain Times

 
Join us March 18 at 4:15 p.m. for a Fixed Income discussion with DoubleLine, GW&K and Loomis Sayles.
listen now
Webinar Replay | 3/25/2020

Yacktman Webinar: Insights on Market Volatility

 
Portfolio Managers Stephen Yacktman and Jason Subotky will provide the insights you need for your client conversations.
Listen Now
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