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Growth is slowing. Interest rate expectations are changing. Where are the opportunities in fixed income assets in the late stage of the economic cycle?

At the event we explore the drivers of fixed income performance and how investors can capture returns.

As investors face new risks and re-think their bond allocations, we also discuss the compelling case for indexing in fixed income, examine a range of fixed income strategies, and consider how to implement them with ETFs.

Discuss these topics with Vanguard experts and peers at our ETF Investment Series.

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Speakers

Viktor Nossek
Viktor Nossek, Head of Sales Strategy, Europe, Vanguard

Viktor Nossek joined Vanguard in 2018 as Head of Sales Strategy. He is responsible for creating and developing ETF-related research and thematic content for our European business. Previously, Viktor spent five years at WisdomTree Europe, where, as head of the research desk, he published extensively on the investment theses behind smart beta ETFs and leveraged and short exchange-traded products. Prior to WisdomTree, Viktor worked in investment research covering major asset classes on the buy and sell side in London.

He is fluent in three languages and he holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Andreas Zingg
Andreas Zingg, Head of ETF Sales Specialists, Europe, Vanguard

Andreas Zingg is the Head of ETF Distribution Management at Vanguard Asset Management. Prior to assuming his current role, he was Head of iShares Sales Middle East & Africa and Head of iShares Sales for the German-speaking parts of Switzerland at BlackRock. Before he joined BlackRock in 2010, Andreas Zingg worked for UBS Global Asset Management, most recently as Senior Product Specialist for UBS ETFs. He began his career as project manager with McKinsey & Co. in Zurich, where he was responsible for leading projects with a particular focus on the areas of corporate strategy, business transformation and distribution strategies for clients in the financial sector.

Andreas studied economics and finance at the University of St. Gallen and has earned a PhD in Business Administration from the University of St.Gallen in 2009.

Wim van Zwol
Wim van Zwol, Head of Benelux and Nordics, Vanguard

Wim van Zwol is Head of Benelux and Nordics at Vanguard. Mr. Van Zwol joined Vanguard in April 2007. Before coming to Vanguard, he was with a Dutch custodian bank for almost ten years.

Mr. Van Zwol earned an engineering degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, where he studied industrial engineering and management science. He is a member of the VBA Institute in the Netherlands, as well as a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).

Agenda

09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Breakfast

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome
by Wim van Zwol

09:35 – 10:05

Monetary policy in the late-stage cycle: the implications and risks for bond portfolios
by Viktor Nossek
Where are the opportunities and risks in fixed income? Against a backdrop of mixed signals from the US Federal Reserve, slowing global growth and a changing outlook for rates, Viktor considers this question with reference to specific bond asset classes.

10:05 – 10:35

Implementing fixed income investment strategies with ETFs
by Andreas Zingg
What does the new rate environment mean for your asset allocation? Andreas highlights the significant role costs play in investment outcomes in both active and passive investing, and discusses the case for indexing in fixed income. He also examines a range of bond strategies and how to implement them with ETFs.

10:35 – 10:40

Closing remarks
by Wim van Zwol

10:40 – 11:15

Networking & Refreshments


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