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On June 18-20, the Morningstar Investment Conference brought together the most innovative minds in investing.
There was no shortage of big issues to tackle this year. Attendees heard keynote presentations from PIMCO co-founder and chief investment officer Bill Gross, AQR founder and managing principal Cliff Asness, Franklin Templeton executive vice president and chief investment officer, global bonds, Michael Hasenstab, and Focus Consulting's Michael Falk.
Morningstar analysts also led panel discussions featuring notable investors, such as GMO's Ben Inker, Fidelity's Will Danoff, Ariel Investments' John Rogers, and Oakmark manager David Herro, covering a wide variety of topics, including proven active management strategies, strategic beta, the macroeconomic landscape, unconstrained bond funds, dividend-paying stocks, international opportunities, and more.
Morningstar.com offered on-the-ground coverage of the entire conference, including analyst blogs from top panels and video interviews with featured managers. See our full coverage below.
Gross: Economy Can't Survive Much Higher Rates
During his keynote presentation at the Morningstar Investment Conference, the PIMCO manager made the case that high debt levels and a need for financial stability mean that central banks should keep real rates close to zero for some time.
Keynote Blog: Gross Opens Up on Interest Rates ... and His Image
The PIMCO manager talks about where real rates need to go, the firm's three-pronged investing template, the 'New Neutral' market outlook--and his portrayal in the press.
Keynote Blog: Staking Out a Middle Ground in the Efficient-Market Debate
The efficient-market camp is mostly correct, but that the behaviorists make some strong points, too, says Cliff Asness, CEO and founder of AQR Capital Management.