The Malta Independent 19 May 2022, Thursday

MeDirect Bank to discuss geopolitical tensions, inflation and high-yield bonds during upcoming onlin

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 14:44 Last update: about 7 days ago

MeDirect Bank is organising its fourteenth webinar in this successful series of medirectalks.  Taking place on Thursday 12th May, the upcoming medirectalk will be discussing implications of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and discuss what the latest developments could indicate for global economies and markets. This event will take place online and it's free of charge.

MeDirect will be holding this event with Liontrust Asset Management PLC, a specialist fund management company that takes pride in having a distinct culture and approach to running money. The company launched in 1995 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999. Liontrust are an independent business with no corporate parent, their head office is on the Strand in London and also have offices in Edinburgh and Luxembourg.

For this talk, MeDirect will welcome two main speakers who are the Co-managers of Liontrust's High Yield Bond and Absolute Return Bond strategies.

Donald Phillips joined Liontrust in February 2018 from Baillie Gifford to create the Liontrust Global Fixed Income team with David Roberts and Phil Milburn. Donald is co-manager of Liontrust's High Yield Bond and Absolute Return Bond strategies. Donald had been co-managing the European high-yield strategy at Baillie Gifford since 2010. More recently, he had been involved in the portfolio construction of a US high-yield fund. Previously, Donald worked at Kames Capital with David and Phil from 2005 to 2008.  He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2004 with a BA in Economics.

Phil Milburn joined Liontrust in January 2018 from Kames Capital to create the Liontrust Global Fixed Income team with David Roberts and Donald Phillips. Phil is Head of Investment Strategy for the Global Fixed Income team and is co-manager of Liontrust's Strategic Bond, Absolute Return Bond and High Yield Bond strategies. Phil had spent over 20 years at Kames Capital, launching one of the market's first strategic bond funds with David Roberts in 2003 and developing a leading high-yield franchise. Phil graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1996 with a first-class MA in Economics.

Together with Donald Philips and Phil Mulburn, medirectalk will be discussing the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war and discuss what the latest developments could indicate for global economies and markets in general. The speakers will also discuss energy price rises, inflation outlook and central banks' actions with a particular focus on the global high yield bond market.


Participants will be invited to ask their questions during a Q&A session. Questions can be submitted via the online platform during the event or sent in advance to [email protected]

Webinar will be held through Brighttalk. You will be required to accept the disclaimer to register and join event on the 12th of May at 18:00. Further information, can be found here: https://medirect.com.mt/invest/medirectalk


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