Working Lunch Orbis Investments 28th February 2024

In partnership with 

Llanerch Vineyard


Sunrise on Venus

On Venus, each day stretches for nearly four months. With days so long, it’s easy to imagine growing used to day or night, rather than thinking of the next sunset. We’ve been through something similar in the investing world. A decade of low interest rates has left investors concentrated in expensive parts of markets. With valuations where they are, that makes the coming sunset risky. The force turning Venus is higher inflation, which changes everything in markets. Investors can prepare for sunrise by getting actually diversified, across economic exposures and styles within equities. Fortunately, many diversifying assets also trade at attractive valuations.

By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:

Explain the long-term forces contributing to higher inflation

Understand how inflation affects multi-asset portfolios and inflation-resilient assets

Articulate the concentrations that have emerged in stockmarkets


Nicola Dormehl, Investment Counsellor, Orbis

Nicola joined Orbis in 2015, having spent three years as a business analyst at Orbis’ sister company, Allan Gray Proprietary Limited. She is a member of Orbis’ team of investment counsellors and a specialist on the Orbis Global Balanced and Global Cautious strategies. She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Financial Economics and Investment Management (Cum Laude) from University of the Free State.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

These are volatile, uncertain times following a period of trending markets since 2008. We’ll discuss how TAC appraises funds and features Advisers can look for. Then we’ll move to different investing styles, a current market view and share some ideas on how Advisers can communicate with, and influence client outcomes.

Peter Toogood, Chief Investment Officer, The Adviser Centre

Peter began his career in 1989 and joined Forsyth Partners in 1994. He was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2000 and was responsible for the management of traditional and alternative multi-asset funds and was also co-founder of the Forsyth-OBSR Ratings Service, established in 2002. He joined OBSR (later acquired by Morningstar) in 2008 and led the fund advisory business. He founded The Adviser Centre with Gill Hutchison in 2014 and the business has been part of the Embark Group since 2016. He is a regular contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg TV.

Working Lunch with Orbis - Cardiff

Venue: Llanerch Vineyard, Cardiff/South Wales

Date: 28th February 2024

Time: 12:30pm - 2:30pm

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