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 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.

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
PGIM Fixed Income Desjardins Global High Yield Bond Fund (I Class)
Desjardins Global Total Return Bond Fund
Q4 2021 Outloooks—Staying the course… for now - External link. Opens in a new window. Q4 2021
Western Asset Management Desjardins Global Corporate Bond Fund Blog - September Payrolls Disappoint Market Expectations Again - External link. Opens in a new window. October 8, 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—With growth and policy, which matters more: Level or change? - External link. Opens in a new window. October 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
Video - Does the credit market still have something to offer long/short investors? - External link. Opens in a new window. October 2021
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

Webcasts

Listen to webcasts with some of the world’s top investment portfolio managers covering various timely topics and delving deeply into Desjardins investment solutions.

Many of our webcasts also provide CE credits.

Learn more

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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