Energy investors faced headwinds in 2019, with energy debt and equity continuing to underperform the broader markets amid trade tensions, weak demand trends, and other challenges. Yet we see bright spots emerging in the energy markets as we enter the new year – and continued volatility and price dispersion are likely to create opportunities for active investors.

In this Q&A, portfolio managers John Devir and Greg Sharenow discuss their outlook on energy markets for 2020 and what investors should be watching, including geopolitical developments and the growing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in commodity and energy investing.

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John M. Devir

Portfolio Manager and Head of Americas Credit Research

Greg E. Sharenow

Portfolio Manager, Real Assets


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