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
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
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
Webcast: Exhale and look ahead: What US election results mean - External link. Opens in a new window. November 4, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Weekly View from the Desk – US Elections Scenarios - External link. Opens in a new window. October 26, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Webcast: PIMCO Dialogue - A Quarterly Series Focusing on the Canadian Bond Market - External link. Opens in a new window. October 22, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Blog: Have the Markets Become Unmoored from Fundamentals? - External link. Opens in a new window. October 15, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
The Outlook for Fiscal Policy and Credit Bonds Post U.S. Election - External link. Opens in a new window. October 14, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Blog - Seeking Additional Uncertainty? Brexit Brings It - External link. Opens in a new window. October 8, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Secular Outlook: Escalating Disruption - External link. Opens in a new window. October 7, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund US Election Outlook 2020: Market Implications for Fixed-Income Investors - External link. Opens in a new window. October 6, 2020
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Global Macro Outlook: October 2020 - External link. Opens in a new window. October 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Quarterly Outlook: October 2020 - External link. Opens in a new window. October 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
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
Multi-Asset Outlook - Politics, policy, and the pandemic - External link. Opens in a new window. October 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
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
Insights: 2020 US Election - External link. Opens in a new window. October 2020
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Blog – Don't Shun Global Bonds - External link. Opens in a new window. August 24, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Blog – A Slow and Uneven Recovery Still Likely Despite July's U.S. Price Bounce - External link. Opens in a new window. August 13, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Treasury Sucking Out Most of What Fed Is Blowing In - External link. Opens in a new window. August 10, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Blog – Europe's Fiscal Waves – Timely, Substantive, and Coordinated; but the Crisis Magnifies Need for Structural Reforms - External link. Opens in a new window. August 5, 2020
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Why the US Economy Needs More Stimulus Very Soon - External link. Opens in a new window. August 5, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Strategy Spotlight - Income Strategy Update: Focused on Finding Opportunities in Today's Markets - External link. Opens in a new window. August 3, 2020
Wellington Management Company Desjardins Global Balanced Growth
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
The US election: Is there a "Blue Wave" coming? - External link. Opens in a new window. August 1, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund The Pandemic Accerlerant: Digital Age Business Strategies August 2020
AllianceBernstein Desjardins Enhanced Bond Fund Webinar - Resilience during Crisis: COVID-19 and Climate Change - External link. Opens in a new window. July 31, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Questions Around the Fed's Inflation Targeting - External link. Opens in a new window. July 6, 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Blog - Asset Allocation Outlook: Building Resiliency amid Uncertainty - External link. Opens in a new window. July 1, 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
Insights - Coronavirus (regularly updated) - External link. Opens in a new window. July 2020
PIMCO Canada Corp. Desjardins Global Tactical Bond Fund
Desjardins Floating Rate Income Fund
Webinar - Sustainability in a Post-COVID World: From Sideline to Spotlight - External link. Opens in a new window. June 30, 2020
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - Fallen Angels Bring Opportunities - External link. Opens in a new window. June 24, 2020
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund Five Big Themes that Will Frame the Post-Virus Economy - External link. Opens in a new window. June 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
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Global Equity Shareholder Yield - Strategy Update as of 5/8/20 May 8, 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Chorus II Portfolios Lazard Dynamic Portfolio Solutions – Commentary May 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Global Small Cap Equity Fund Global Small Cap Equity Strategy Update April 24, 2020
Lazard Asset Management Desjardins Chorus II Portfolios Desjardins Chorus Portfolios Changes to Market Forecast April 9, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Desjardins Global Dividend  - Strategy Update April 3, 2020
Epoch Investment Partners Desjardins Global Dividend Fund Desjardins Global Dividend Fund: Performance in Quarantined World April 2, 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

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.]