Continuing the Conversation with our PMs

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  • February 8, 2018
    New York, NY
  • February 27, 2018
    San Francisco, CA
  • February 28, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA
  • March 6, 2018
    Houston, TX
  • March 8, 2018
    Dallas, TX
  • April 10, 2018
    Chicago, IL
  • April 12, 2018
    Miami, FL
  • June 13, 2018
    Boston, MA
  • June 14, 2018
    Washington, DC
  • October 3, 2018
    New York, NY



Featured Strategies

Dreyfus Natural Resources Fund

Dreyfus/Standish Global Fixed
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Dreyfus International Bond
Fund Guide

Dreyfus Global Emerging
Markets Fund Guide


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  1. Diversified, global, multi-sector opportunity set
  2. Employs proprietary risk management model
  3. Exploits opportunities through the commodity cycle by leveraging the whole supply chain
  1. Diversified, Core Fixed Income Exposure
  2. Pursuing Consistent Performance
    with Lower Volatility
  3. Agility and Investment Conviction
  1. Global Opportunity Set
  2. Active Currency Management
  3. Agility and Investment Conviction
  1. High-conviction, fundamentally driven, benchmark-agnostic approach
  2. Long-term themes seek to target future growth in emerging markets
  3. Emphasis on quality and governance


How do our strategies align with Morgan Stanley research?



Hear the insights of BNY Mellon's experts

Brendan Murphy
BNY Mellon Asset Management North America

Brendan is the senior portfolio manager and investment leader of the Dreyfus/Standish Global Fixed Income and International Bond Funds, plus the lead on Global and Multi-Sector Strategies.

Jon Bell
Newton Investment Management
Investment Director, Commercial Team

As the Investment Director on the commercial team, Jon is involved in all aspects of business development from consultant relationships to new client development. Over the course of his 23 years at Newton, Jon has led both the Global Equity and Multi-Asset teams and been responsible for a number of multi-asset and global equity portfolios making him ideally placed to help in Newton’s efforts to grow in a client focused fashion. He sits on Newton’s investment risk oversight group.

Robin Wehbé, CFA, CMT
The Boston Company Asset Management
Senior Research Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Robin is a senior research analyst on The Boston Company’s Global Research team, covering the energy sector. He is also the lead portfolio manager of The Boston Company’s Global Natural Resources strategy, which takes a bottom-up macro approach to investing. In addition, he serves as a member of the Global Insight team, a group of the firm’s investment leaders. In 2006, Robin joined The Boston Company as a global basic materials analyst. Since then, Robin designed and launched the Global Natural Resources strategy in 2008, became the lead manager of the Dreyfus Natural Resources mutual fund in 2009 and launched the firm’s long/short natural-resources strategy in 2013. Before coming to the firm, Robin worked as a research analyst covering basic materials at State Street Global Advisors, where he began macro-focused investing in 2003 as part of the company’s Global Strategy team. He holds a B.S. from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. and an M.S.F. from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst® and the Chartered Market Technician designations. He is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Market Technicians Association.


Newton is a London-based, global investment management subsidiary of BNY Mellon offering actively managed global investment solutions to clients around the world. The firm’s global, thematic approach to investment helps to overcome the short-term uncertainties that affect financial markets and challenge investors.


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Elliott Fowler
Internal Investment Consultant

About BNY Mellon
Managing $1.9 trillion in assets, BNY Mellon is among the world’s leading investment managers. The firm is one of the top U.S. wealth managers and the 7th largest U.S. money manager worldwide. As a multi-boutique business, we bring together the investment expertise, thinking and strategies of 12 independent investment centers, with specialties in every major asset class and region.

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Bonds are subject to interest-rate, credit, liquidity, call and market risks, to varying degrees. Generally, all other factors being equal, bond prices are inversely related to interest-rate changes and rate increases can cause price declines. Equities are subject to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks, to varying degrees. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities involves special risks, including changes in currency exchange rates, political, economic, and social instability, limited company information, differing auditing and legal standards, and less market liquidity. These risks generally are greater with emerging market countries. High yield bonds involve increased credit and liquidity risk than higher-rated bonds and are considered speculative in terms of the issuer's ability to pay interest and repay principal on a timely basis. The use of derivatives involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in the underlying assets. Derivatives can be highly volatile, illiquid, and difficult to value and there is the risk that changes in the value of a derivative held by the portfolio will not correlate with the underlying instruments or the portfolio's other investments.

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