Support Kit

Market volatility
and COVID-19
Supporting you remains our priority

Essential updates to guide you

As your partner, our top priority remains helping you and your clients get through this unprecedented situation by keeping you informed on market trends. The current situation with COVID-19 is evolving quickly and we understand that it may cause concerns.

Rest assured that as a stable financial institution with a strong foundation, Desjardins has everything in place to accompany you in giving peace of mind to your clients throughout this period. You can count on us.

We would also like to thank you for being there for your clients. Take a minute to see the Many thanks tab below.

Economy and markets

A global pandemic and other events are affecting the financial markets. Stock markets are turbulent. Our portfolio managers are calling for investors to stay invested and keep the focus on their long-term objectives.

Fund Manager Fund Resource Date
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - June Gains Put Jobs Data Back on Post-Covid Trends, April Now Looks Like the Outlier - External link. Opens in a new window. July 2, 2021
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Commentary - Global Macro Outlook - Third Quarter 2021 - External link. Opens in a new window. July 1, 2021
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Global Bond Fund (I Class)
Fed's Latest Shift Still Consistent With Policy Framework - External link. Opens in a new window. July 1, 2021
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Blog - What Are Bond Investors Thinking? Their Three Top Concerns - External link. Opens in a new window. June 30, 2021
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Global Bond Fund (I Class)
Blog - Leveraged Loan Issuers: Just Do It (Transition to SOFR) - External link. Opens in a new window. June 30, 2021
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global High Yield Bond Fund (I Class)
Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund
Blog - Assessing EM Central Banks' Stance on Inflation - External link. Opens in a new window. June 29, 2021
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global High Yield Bond Fund (I Class)
Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund
Blog - EA Inflation: More about Credibility than Persistance - External link. Opens in a new window. June 23, 2021
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global High Yield Bond Fund (I Class)
Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund
Weekly View from the Desk - Inflation Hot Spots Appear Contained, Likely Moderate - External link. Opens in a new window. June 1, 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Multi-Asset Outlook—Inflation is here: How long, how strong? - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
EM Inflation has arrived, but will it stick around? - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Why fragility is the new reality for the stock market - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Inflation's big comeback: Should corporate pensions care? - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
A theme is not an index - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Investment bytes—Asia tech: Local solutions for local markets - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2021
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Global Bond Fund (I Class)
Blog - Emerging Markets Through the Looking Glass: Signs of Growth Potential Post-Pandemic - External link. Opens in a new window. May 28, 2021
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Blog - The Fed Will Likely Taper… but Don’t Expect a Tantrum - External link. Opens in a new window. May 27, 2021
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global High Yield Bond Fund (I Class)
Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund
Blog - Emerging Markets' Post-Pandemic Fiscal Adjustment: The Revenue Side - External link. Opens in a new window. May 25, 2021
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Federal Reserve Policy and Front-End Rates—How Low Can We Go? - External link. Opens in a new window. May 21, 2021
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Insights - Back to Business: Spending Surge Signals Demand - External link. Opens in a new window. May 11, 2021
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global High Yield Bond Fund (I Class)
Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund
Weekly View from the Desk: A Weaker Dollar Provides a Boost to Risk Assets - External link. Opens in a new window. May 10, 2021
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Global Bond Fund (I Class)
Blog - The Outlook for Inflation, Near Term and Long Term - External link. Opens in a new window. May 7, 2021
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Disappointing Jobs Data Underscore the Rocky Road to Recovery - External link. Opens in a new window. May 7, 2021
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Assessing Climate Risk in Fixed-Income Portfolios - External link. Opens in a new window. May 3, 2021
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Investment Reports - External link. Opens in a new window. monthly/quarterly
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
How the US savings glut could boost the services economy and sustain the expansion - External link. Opens in a new window. May 2021
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Vicious liquidity cycles, volatility, and the role of alternative investments - External link. Opens in a new window. May 2021

Webcasts

Join us for a series of webcasts with our portfolio managers and get their insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the world markets.

Update: June 4, 2020

Support material

Useful and relevant documents to support your sales efforts and maintain your relationships with your clients.

Help your clients manage their emotions

This brochure provides practical advice to help your clients stay confident during this period of market volatility.

7 habits of Zen investors

Desjardins is here for communities

We’re donating $475,000 to the United Way, the Canadian Red Cross, Feed Ontario and Food Banks of Quebec. These organizations are helping families meet their basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn how Desjardins is supporting Canadian communities during the COVID-19 crisis - External link. Opens in a new window.

Desjardins, a stable financial institution

Throughout its history, Desjardins has always used a responsible and cautious management approach. Desjardins currently has more than $25 billion in capital to protect your clients in situations like these.

Learn more about Desjardins’s financial strength - External link. Opens in a new window.

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Many thanks

Thank you to our advisors who continue to be there for clients during the pandemic. Your expertise and commitment to serving communities reassure them when they need it most.

Text transcript of the video: A thank you message to business partners

[Soundtrack: Classic music.]

[Financial advisor standing looking at the camera.]

[Desjardins alveoli appearing on screen.]

[On-screen legal text: Supporting you is our priority.]

[Financial advisor on the phone working.]

Being there for each other has never been more important than it is right now. As we all continue to adapt to an unprecedented situation,
[Restorer standing inside of her restaurant looking at the camera.]
we want to take the time to thank you, our business partners,
[Woman on a video conference with 2 people.]
who remain dedicated to support clients day after day. Your expertise and flexibility reassure them when they need it the most.

[Manager in front of her office looking at the camera.]

You make a real difference.

[Close up of a financial advisor smiling at the camera.]

Hats off to you!

[Desjardins logo on screen.]