Sonal Desai On Navigating Market Volatility

In this new webcast, Sonal Desai, CIO Franklin Templeton Fixed Income, discusses navigating the uncertainty gripping global markets.

    Sonal Desai, Ph.D.

    Sonal Desai, Ph.D.Chief Investment Officer,Franklin Templeton Fixed Income

    Uncertainty is gripping global markets as a result of the COVID-19 virus and the oil price war. In this webcast, Sonal Desai, CIO Franklin Templeton Fixed Income, discusses navigating these market shocks.

    WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

    All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Bond prices generally move in the opposite direction of interest rates. Thus, as prices of bonds in an investment portfolio adjust to a rise in interest rates, the value of the portfolio may decline. Investments in foreign securities involve special risks including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments; investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors. Investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors, in addition to those associated with these markets’ smaller size, lesser liquidity and lack of established legal, political, business and social frameworks to support securities markets. Actively managed strategies could experience losses if the investment manager’s judgment about markets, interest rates or the attractiveness, relative values, liquidity or potential appreciation of particular investments made for a portfolio, proves to be incorrect. There can be no guarantee that an investment manager’s investment techniques or decisions will produce the desired results.