Legg Mason’s Stitt to discuss uncostrained bonds in Milan

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Amanda Stitt (pictured), investment director at Legg Mason, is set to take part in the InvestmentEurope Fund Selector Forum Italy, in Milan on 5 November, to discuss how bond investors can go on the attack should interest rates start to rise.

“In a rising interest rate environment, attack could be the best form of defence for investors. The Legg Mason Western Asset Macro Opportunities Bond Fund bears little resemblance to most cautious-by-nature fixed income funds. It uses a high conviction strategy to maximise performance, but with a clear risk target in mind. It is therefore not for conservative investors,” the company will explain.

In her presentation,  Stitt will be explaining how the fund can use duration as either a hedge to risk assets or as a valuable source of alpha. In volatile conditions for the asset class in general, such an active approach could give this fund a significant advantage, she will argue.

Stitt is an investment director at Legg Mason, and is a product specialist with a focus on fixed income. She joined  Legg Mason in 2006 from Citigroup Asset Management. Amanda started her career in 1994 as a Client Service Officer with MLC. She subsequently moved to AMP in 1996 within a similar role.

She then became an Institutional Portfolio Manager when she moved to Westpac Banking Corp in 1998 before joining Citigroup Asset Management in 2002 as an Investment Director. Amanda graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has and MA in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and is a member of the SIA.



The Fund Selector Forum Italy 2014 takes place on 5 November 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan.

Click here for further details and to register: http://www.investmenteurope.net/event/2014-fund-selector-forum/


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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