Jaco Rouw of NN Investment Partners to discuss flexible fixed income at Miami event
Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager, Core FI, at NN Investment Partners, will be sharing his thoughts on how to take a flexible approach to fixed income when he speaks at the upcoming Fund Selector Summit Miami 2015, taking place 7-8 May at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne.
The need for flexibility has been driven by the monetary response in developed markets, where the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and Bank of Japan have pushed yields to record lows, forcing investors into asset classes such as credit or emerging market debt, which while able to provide yield present investors with more risk from interest rates, currency, security selection and tactical asset allocation, according to Rouw.
By employing a more flexible approach, investors can seek to maximise the investment opportunities in these asset classes, he argues.
Rouw is based in The Netherlands and since 1998 and is currently responsible for global core fixed income investment policy and model portfolio construction. Among his previous responsibilities has been currency overlay and management of dedicated currency portfolios. From 1998-2001 he was a strategist within the Global Fixed Income team at ING IM – now called NN Investment Partners – and from 1994-1998 worked in the Economics Department of ING Group in Amsterdam.