Standard Life’s Gitnik to join Milan forum with absolute return

Alex Gitnik, Investment director Fixed Income at Standard Life Investments will discuss  Absolute Return Bonds to the InvestmentEurope‘s Fund Selector Bond Focus Milan.

“Beating headwinds in the fixed income market with an innovative approac” is the title of the presentation which will explain how fixed income investors have faced some unprecedented challenges during recent years as yields on most bonds have fallen to historical lows while volatility has remained elevated.

“One of the most effective investment solutions for navigating the current environment are Absolute Return bond strategies which aim to deliver positive return from fixed income regardless of the direction of interest rates and credit spreads.

“In our presentation, we examine the case for absolute return fixed income investing and the key attributes of these investment solutions. We will discuss the importance of building a genuinely diversified fixed income portfolio within a broad opportunity set, as well as various risk management technics used when constructing the portfolio,” the manager will say.

In his role, Gitnik works alongside the investment team and is responsible for developing new Fixed Income and Absolute Return strategies as well as customised investment solutions for institutional clients globally.

He has 19 years of investment experience and prior to joining Standard Life Investments in March 2011, he worked on the Fixed Income Product Management team at Wellington Management Company in Boston.

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