"This is a waiting game"
Radio Feature 68: James Montier in conversation with Sona Blessing
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
James Montier is a member of GMO's Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2009, he was co-head of Global Strategy at Société Généralé. He has authored several books including "Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner's Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance; Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment"; and "The Little Book of Behavioural Investing". James is a visiting fellow at the University of Durham and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In this podcast he talks us through amongst others why in many ways he thinks this is the most difficult opportunity set an investor can face ...
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Asset allocation "when the Fed spikes the punch bowl".
Thoughts on the opportunity set within commodities?
Identifying investment opportunities now: where and which might they be?
What in your view are likely exogenous shock factors and what could be in the short term, some of the opportunities they would lead to?
What makes this particular investment environment so challenging?
The rationale for adjusting equity exposure allocations in the context of financial repression; and the role that dividend yields play in raising equity exposure.
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Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds
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