Lessons Learned – How Defensive Strategies can Help During Market Pullbacks

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

2:00 PM EDT | 11:00 AM PDT

60 minutes

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We have recently been reminded how important it is to incorporate defensive strategies into our clients’ portfolios to help weather the storm of turbulent markets. After an extended bull market of over 10 years, we see again that significant market corrections can be triggered by various factors ─ and we often don’t see them coming. For this reason, we must attempt to always be prepared. Certain asset classes, by their nature, will react more sharply during highly volatile times, while others can provide a way to stay in the markets with a more defensive stance.


Please join Direxion for this informative webcast to learn about various strategies that strive to offer stability to your portfolio. Session topics will include:

  • Finding the asset classes that tend to offer more stability during volatile markets
  • Exploring how a high-quality equity strategy may be prudent to help dampen volatility
  • Applying sensible hedging strategies to offset anticipated equity losses

Additionally, we will hear from Astoria Portfolio Advisors’ John Davi regarding their economic outlook and market perspective for these historic times.


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Investing involves risk including possible loss of principal.


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John Davi
Founder and CIO, Astoria Portfolio Advisors

John Davi has 20 years of experience spanning acrossMacroETF Strategy, Quantitative Research & Portfolio Construction. Prior to starting Astoria Portfolio Advisors, John spent 8 years as the Head of Morgan Stanley’s Institutional ETF Content wherehe advised many of the world's leading investment management firms in macro and quantitative ETF portfolio construction and implementation.John spent 10 years at Merrill Lynch as an Equity Derivatives Strategist.John began his career in 1999 doing research on ETFs in Merrill Lynch’s Global Equity Derivatives group when the product had only $100blnAUM

In 2017, John founded Astoria Portfolio Advisors, an investment management firm that specializes in Quantitatively driven and Cross Asset ETF portfolio management. Astoria’s competitive edge is our research, our deep portfolio construction background and our ETF product expertise. 

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Sylvia Jablonski
Head of Capital Markets and Institutional Strategy

Sylvia focuses on Global Product Implementation within the institutional and tactical client segment as well as promoting ETF education and strategy throughout the financial industry. She is a recognized expert in the ETF industry.

She is also responsible for managing the Direxion ETF sales team. Prior to joining Direxion, Sylvia held a Delta One Sales Trading role which included ETF Asset Manager, Institutional and Hedge Fund coverage at Societe Generale. Before joining Societe Generale, Sylvia had 6 years of Financial Markets experience at Deutsche Bank where she covered Hedge Fund, Asset Management, Institutional and ETF Managers as a Swaps Flow Sales Trader/Equity Derivative Product Specialist.

Sylvia is a graduate of Boston College where she holds a B.S. in Finance, Management and a Minor in Spanish, and a graduate of Fordham University where she holds a Masters in Finance and an MBA in Economics and Strategy. She is conversational in Polish, Spanish and French.

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Robert Huebscher
CEO and Founder
Advisor Perspectives

Robert Huebscher is the founder and CEO of Advisor Perspectives and serves as its editor-in-chief. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has written extensively on topics including investment management, portfolio construction, financial planning and global economics.