COVID-19: Support Kit

COVID-19 Essential updates to guide you

You can count on us

As your partner, our top priority remains helping you and your clients get through this unprecedented situation by doing what’s best for you 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.

We would also like to thank you for being there for your clients. Take a minute to see the Many thanks tab below. We’ll get through this together.

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

Economy and markets

Stock markets are very turbulent and plunging in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our portfolio managers are calling for investors to stay invested and keep the focus on their long-term objectives.

Fund Manager Fund Resource Date
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Blog – Fed Shifting Focus from Crisis Management to Easy Financial Conditions - External link. Opens in a new window. June 10, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
The Global Credit Outlook: Finding Opportunities in Public and Private Credit amid an Uncertain Recovery - External link. Opens in a new window. June 10, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Prices Stabilize in May for the Most Part - External link. Opens in a new window. June 10, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund First in, First out? North Asia's Economic Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic - External link. Opens in a new window. June 10, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Weekly View from the Desk - External link. Opens in a new window. June 8, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Article: The Probability of Recession – A Critique of a New Forecasting Technique - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Executive summary: The Probability of Recession – A Critique of a New Forecasting Technique  - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2020
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Global Macro Outlook – June 2020 - External link. Opens in a new window. June 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - The future of the Office - External link. Opens in a new window. May 26, 2020
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Blog - Credit Risk-Transfer Securities: Finding the Way Forward - External link. Opens in a new window. May 21, 2020
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Blog - How Will the Coronavirus Change the Role of Central Banks? - External link. Opens in a new window. May 21, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Webinar - Opportunities in Credit - External link. Opens in a new window. May 20, 2020
Unigestion Asset Management (Canada) Desjardins Low Volatility Global Equity Fund
Desjardins Low Volatility Emerging Markets Fund
Webinar - Investing in Equities during the COVID-19 Turmoil - External link. Opens in a new window. May 20, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Now Is the Time to Consider Global Investment-Grade Credit - External link. Opens in a new window. May 18, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Blog - Post-COVID Economy: Not the Way We Were - External link. Opens in a new window. May 15, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Blog - Six Key Questions on U.S. Policy and the Economic Outlook - External link. Opens in a new window. May 13, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Globalization 2.0 - A New Synthesis - External link. Opens in a new window. May 12, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Reassessing Short-Term Strategies Amid Market Recalibration: Liquidity, Libor and the Fed - External link. Opens in a new window. May 12, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - The Outlook for Italy, Part 1 - The Macro Picture - External link. Opens in a new window. May 12, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Global Equity Shareholder Yield - Strategy Update as of 5/8/20 May 8, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Employment Shuts Down in April - External link. Opens in a new window. May 8, 2020
Comgest Desjardins SocieTerra Emerging Markets Equity Fund
The Start-Ups that Grew Old – Japan's Family Firms not to Be Underestimated - External link. Opens in a new window. May 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Chorus II Portfolios Lazard Dynamic Portfolio Solutions – Commentary May 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Global Equity Fund
Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Diversity Fund
The Value of Water - External link. Opens in a new window. May 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Webinar - The Death of Dividends: Greatly Exaggerated - External link. Opens in a new window. April 30, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund The Outlook for Dividends in a World of Yield Starvation - External link. Opens in a new window. April 30, 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund
Desjardins American Equity Value Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund
Blog (regularly updated) - The Coronavirus fallout: Insight from our investors - External link. Opens in a new window. April 29, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - GDP Declines 4.8% - 1Q Could Have Been Worse, 2Q Will Be - External link. Opens in a new window. April 29, 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Fund Global Small Cap Equity Strategy Update April 24, 2020
Baillie Gifford Overseas Desjardins SocieTerra Positive Change Fund
Desjardins Overseas Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins Global Equity Growth Fund
Webinar - Global Alpha Portfolio Update - External link. Opens in a new window. April 22, 2020
Impax Asset Management Desjardins SocieTerra Cleantech Fund Webinar - Q1 Performance Quarterly Strategy - External link. Opens in a new window. April 14, 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Chorus II Portfolios Desjardins Chorus Portfolios Changes to Market Forecast April 9, 2020
First Sentier Investors Desjardins Global Infrastructure Fund Video: Infrastructure - The good the bad and the ugly - External link. Opens in a new window. April 7, 2020
Jarislowsky Fraser Desjardins Dividend Growth Fund Webinar - Perspective on the Markets and Investments - External link. Opens in a new window. April 7, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Desjardins Global Dividend  - Strategy Update April 3, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Webinar - Market Update: Opportunities in Investment Grade Corporates - External link. Opens in a new window. April 3, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Desjardins Global Dividend Fund: Performance in Quarantined World April 2, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Webinar - Capital Markets Outlook 1Q 2020 - External link. Opens in a new window. April 2, 2020
Fiera Capital Desjardins Overseas Equity Fund Webinar - Global Equity Team COVID-19 Update - External link. Opens in a new window. March 24, 2020
Mirova Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund - Mirova Commentary: Context & Positions March 21, 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund Desjardins Global Balanced Strategic Income Fund - March Mid-Month Update March 20, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Video - PGIM Fixed Income Global Total Return Strategy - External link. Opens in a new window. March 19, 2020
Desjardins Global Asset Management Desjardins Money Market Fund
Desjardins Short-Term Income Fund
Desjardins Canadian Bond Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Canadian Bond Fund
Desjardins Canadian Preferred Share Fund
Desjardins Tactical Balanced Fund (shared management)
Desjardins Québec Balanced Fund
Desjardins Dividend Income Fund
Desjardins Canadian Equity Fund
Desjardins SocieTerra Canadian Equity Fund
DGAM - Outlook - Coronavirus March 18, 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Currency Neutral Fund
Desjardins American Equity Growth Fund - COVID19 Perspectives March 18, 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins American Equity Value Fund Desjardins American Equity Value Fund - COVID19 Perspectives March 18, 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund Desjardins Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund - COVID19 Perspectives March 18, 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.

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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.]