For Professional Clients Only - Not open to members of the media

Power of 3 Virtual Event

23 MAY 2024 | 10.00AM


We would be delighted if you would join BlackRock, J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Schroders for the next Power of 3 virtual event, taking place on Thursday 23 May from 10.00am. You will have the opportunity to hear insights from leading portfolio managers and investment specialists on a range of relevant topics for your clients.

Delegates participating in the accredited Power of 3 virtual event can claim up to 1 hour 35 minutes of CPD towards the CII / Personal Finance Society member CPD scheme*.


10.00am Introduction
10.05am J.P. Morgan Asset Management presentation
10.30am Q&A with J.P. Morgan Asset Management speakers
10.35am BlackRock presentation
11.00am Q&A with BlackRock speakers
11.05am Schroders presentation
11.30am Q&A with Schroders speakers
11.35am Event Close


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Fixed Income - Looking over the precipice towards rate cuts

Join Ben Edwards, manager of the Blackrock Corporate Bond Fund and Blackrock Sustainable Sterling Strategic Bond Fund to discuss what to expect from bonds as major central banks prepare to embark on rate cuts as inflation converges towards targets after the post-covid spike. He will discuss topics including: which countries and segments of the government bond markets should perform best and how to navigate increasingly expensive credit markets; bonds were cheap in 2023, but so was cash - How and when should investors look to lock in attractive bond yields as cash rates look set to ease throughout 2024.

Learning objectives:

  • To develop an understanding of the trajectory of global bond markets
  • To understand the differing opportunities between cash and fixed income
  • To be able to explain the future of bond yields in 2024

Ben Edwards

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Sterling Bond Portfolio team

Ben Edwards, CFA, Managing Director, is a Portfolio Manager in the Sterling Bond Portfolio team within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. Mr. Edwards is the lead fund manager of the BlackRock Corporate Bond Fund and co-manager of the BlackRock Sterling Strategic Bond Fund.

James Adams

Director, Strategic Clients, UK Wealth & Advisory

James is responsible for sales and relationships with the UK Wealth & Advisory community and covers London. Within this capacity he looks after Rating & fund research consultancies and Advisory consolidators. James' service with the firm dates back to 2006, including his time with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM). Prior to his time at BlackRock he worked with the Allied Irish Bank in London and Lloyds TSB Private Banking. He is a Chartered Alternatives Investment Analyst and holds the Investment Management Certificate.

Beyond borders - Looking globally for equity opportunities

While global equity markets have enjoyed a strong run, breadth has been lacking with gains dominated by a narrow group of AI-fuelled US mega caps. Now more than ever it's important for investors to find the right balance between accessing powerful structural tailwinds, but not overpaying for growth. In this session, Amit Parmar, Investment Specialist (International Equity Group) will discuss his outlook and the positioning of our range of global equity strategies against the current market backdrop. Through this session Amit will highlight how we leverage company insights from our network of 80+ experienced in-house fundamental research analysts located around the world.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the current global equity market outlook
  • Explain our investment process and the role of fundamental investing across global equity portfolios
  • Discuss how our JPM Global Equity Income strategy is positioned against this backdrop

Amit Parmar

Investment Specialist, International Equity Group

Amit Parmar, vice president, is an investment specialist within the J.P. Morgan Asset Management International Equity Group, based in London. An employee since 2011, he previously worked as an analyst in the Investment Bank prior to joining the Private Bank. Amit holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Rob Maltby

Executive Director, Head of Regions for UK Funds

Rob Maltby, Executive Director, is a Head of Regions for UK Funds at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. He joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management in 2014 from M&G Investments. Rob has been in the Financial Services industry since 1999 in Life & Pensions and Asset Management. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and is Chartered MCSI.

Opportunities in Multi-Asset investing in the age of the 3D reset

The financial world has changed, strategies that served you well over the last decade may not do so well over the next. Three significant trends are reshaping our economies and societies: deglobalisation, decarbonisation and demographics. Building upon the previous power of three event we will explore how investors can navigate this changing world by being active and nimble. Specifically, we will explore the role that commodities can play as we transition to a world of greater inflationary pressure.

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the three key trends: deglobalisation, decarbonisation and demographics
  • Assess the investment implications that may arise
  • Understand the use and importance of different asset classes within a portfolio

Tara Jameson, CFA

Multi-Asset Fund Manager

Tara joined Schroders in 2014 and is a Multi-Asset Fund Manager. She manages assets on behalf of UK pension & wealth management clients and is co-manager for the Schroder Global Multi-Asset Portfolios. Tara is also Head of the Credit Research Group within Multi-Asset Investments at Schroders. She was previously a Solutions Manager within the Risk Managed Investments team until 2018, which involved designing and constructing systematic risk management and option strategies. Tara is a CFA Charterholder and holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

William Andrew

Head of London and Home Counties, Advisory Sales

Will works strategically with key intermediary clients across the London & Home Counties region, covering the full investment solutions and fund range. He joined Schroders in 2015 and has over 10 years’ experience in financial services working on both the buy and sell side. Before joining Schroders, Will was a foreign exchange derivatives Trader at Berkeley Futures. He holds a BSc Degree from the University of Nottingham and is a Chartered Wealth Manager.

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