BMO Global Asset Management
Generating real returns with low absolute volatility
How can inflation beating returns be achieved when bond and equity markets are expensive, government debt remains too high, productivity is disappointing and central banks are printing vast amounts? In our session, Pyrford International will look at investing in global equities, government bonds and cash to generate real returns. How do we generate alpha? By not losing clients’ money. We will cover global markets, return expectations and opportunities for asset allocators. Pyrford International is the absolute return investment specialist boutique operating as part of BMO Global Asset Management. Historically only available to institutions, Pyrford funds are now available to the intermediary market for the first time.
Luke joined Pyrford in July 2015 as a Product Specialist. Prior to Pyrford, Luke spent several years in a similar role covering Emerging and Asia Pacific strategies at T Rowe Price, having previously covered fixed income strategies at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He holds a BSc in Business and Finance from the University of Brighton and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Association designations.
Lars has overall responsibility for all client oriented activities at Pyrford. He has over 25 years’ experience in the asset management industry. Prior to joining Pyrford, Lars worked in similar roles at Dalton Strategic Partnership, TT International and Alliance Capital. He started his career at Barra, one of the world’s leading investment analytics companies. He spent 9 years at Barra and his last position was as a Director for the US equity money manager business. Before going to the US he held positions in the European part of the business. Lars graduated from Aarhus Business School in his native Denmark with a MSc and BSc in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He also studied at Aarhus University mathematics department and San Francisco State University MBA program.