Fidelity and Lonsec Retire: Prudent growth with low-volatility equity investing

In order to achieve retirement goals, or meet other investment objectives, many investors need the capital appreciation that equities can provide, but are concerned about downside risk. In this joint Fidelity and Lonsec Retire webinar, discover how low-volatility equity investing provides exposure to equity market growth, while also mitigating downside risk. We’ll also discuss how fundamental research can provide investors with forward-looking insights around risk and return.

You will have the opportunity to join the conversation with Zach Dewhirst, Portfolio Manager for the Fidelity Global Low Volatility Equity Fund, Ben Treacy, Fidelity Institutional Portfolio Manager and Veronica Klaus, Lonsec Head of Investment Consulting, as they discuss these key themes and the benefits for clients and their portfolios.

This webinar is for professional investors.

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Zach Dewhirst is a portfolio manager at Fidelity Institutional Asset Management managing US Total Market Equity, Large Cap Value and the FIAM suite of Low Volatility strategies. Before joining Fidelity in 2007, Zach served as a quantitative research manager at PanAgora Asset Management and as a quantitative equity investment associate at Putnam Investments. Zach earned a Bachelor of Science in quantitative economics from Tufts University and his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Ben Treacy is an institutional portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments, covering quantitative equity strategies. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Treacy was Director, Investment Analysis at Fidelity Management and Research Company (FMR Co.) from 2000 through 2008. He was responsible for product management, product development, and analytical support for Fidelity mutual funds.

Veronica joined Lonsec in October 2011 as a Senior Investment Consultant. Veronica as head of the consulting team provides advice and input into the model portfolio construction process, including fund research, selection and portfolio construction advice, as well as and asset allocation decisions. She is also responsible for maintaining relationships with key dealer group clients and providing them with tailored solutions.