The UK market: undervalued or misunderstood?

Thursday, 07 October 2021
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
    • Lale Akoner, Senior Market Strategist, BNY Mellon
    • Louise Kernohan, Portfolio Manager of BNY Mellon UK Opportunities Fund, BNY Mellon

This webinar from BNY Mellon will provide a backdrop of the current market and structuring portfolios in order to provide attractive returns for clients.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this session, participants will understand:

  • the BNY Mellon outlook
  • the economic backdrop of the current market
  • market pricing and performance
  • the reasons to remain optimistic
  • key risks in the current market
  • the application of market views within portfolios.

Lale Akoner
Lale Akoner is a senior market strategist in BNY Mellon Investment Management’s Global Economics and Investment Analysis group. She is known for applying global perspective to analyses and providing easy-to-grasp, original, research-backed investment outlooks to multiple audiences across the bank and clients. She is also a regular on-the-record source and live-broadcast commentator, delivering Investment Management's market views to external audiences through Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, New York Times, WSJ, Financial Times, MarketWatch, Le Figaro, La Repubblica, The Times, Business Insider, and Barron's.

Ms. Akoner received her graduate degree from Yale University where she earned her M.A. degree in economics, and then from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business where she received her MSc. degree in quantitative finance.

Louise Kernohan
Louise is a portfolio manager on the equity opportunities team with joint responsibility for the UK equity portfolios.

Louise joined Newton in 2020 from Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) where she worked on the UK Equities team, managing the ASI UK Equity and ASI UK Responsible Funds as well as co-managing the Dunedin Income Growth Investment Trust. Her role also involved being a research analyst covering the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors.

Prior to her position in UK Equities at ASI she was a senior investment manager on the pan-European equity team at Aberdeen Asset Management. Louise has a BSc in Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics from the University of Durham and MA Management from University of Durham Business School. Louise is a CFA1 charterholder.


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