THOUGHT LEADERS

The importance of pragmatism and free-thinking in investing

Will Low. head of global equities Nikko Asset Management

As our world becomes more divergent it’s essential to be able to identify and invest in companies which have the ability to flourish in a low growth environment. In this Thought Leaders series, Will Low, head of global equity with Nikko Asset Management, speaks with Vanessa Stoykov about the role of free-thinking and pragmatism in investing, and why active investing will triumph in a low-growth world.

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What you'll learn /

The Nikko Asset Management Thought Leaders course with Will Low will give you insights into:

 

The art of free-thinking
What pragmatism means in an investment context
What markers of success to look for in a low growth environment
The benefits of active management

About the expert /

Will Low /

head of global equities Nikko Asset Management


Will Low is the head of global equities for Nikko Asset Management and has over 27 years’ experience within the investment industry. In this role he leads a team of six experienced investment professionals around managing concentrated global equity mandates. Prior to joining Nikko AM, Will was director of equities at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. He has also held roles at Blackrock and Dunedin Funds Management.

  • CPD hours0.5
  • Knowledge AreaFINANCIAL PLANNING
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Outline of the course /

Don’t rely on the past to inform the future

A pragmatic or free-thinking approach compels people to think outside the box and not rely on what’s happened in the past when making decisions about the future, says Nikko Asset Management head of global equity, Will Low. In the first of two conversations with Vanessa Stoykov, Will talks about the impact of pragmatism on investing and the importance of a free-thinking approach in our evolving and increasingly complicated world.

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Why active investing will triumph in a low-growth world

As our world becomes more divergent it’s essential to be able to identify and invest in companies which have the ability to flourish in a low growth environment. As Will Low, head of global equity for Nikko AM explains in his second conversation with Vanessa Stoykov on pragmatism, being able to think outside the box, join the dots and take an active approach to investing is crucial to driving returns.

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