Should I stay or should I go?

A strong start for markets in January was quickly replaced by uncertainty and volatility, which continue to this day. How might the rest of the year play out? Today Andrew Pease, Global Head of Investment Strategy, looks back over the year so far and discusses the January effect.   “So goes January, so goes the

What’s behind the Pope’s statement on derivatives?

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May 21, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
Running with the bulls

Multi-Asset: Why we use derivatives to manage risk

Note: This is the inaugural blog in a three-part series focusing on how to get returns in today’s bull market while protecting against risk — in other words, how to run with the bulls without getting trampled.   The risk of the downside    It’s no secret that we believe equity valuations in the U.S.

May 16, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Is U.S. inflation still meeting expectations?

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May 14, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

Did active management hold up during first-quarter volatility?

Results from our quarterly survey of active managers   Despite volatility, active managers performed well Volatility may have rattled investors’ nerves during a rocky first quarter for markets, but did those with their assets in the hands of an active manager sleep better at night? The results from our quarterly survey of active management performance

U.S. jobs report MWIR

The April U.S. jobs report: Will it impact the Fed’s rate-hike plan?

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May 8, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
Commodities rally

What’s behind the recent rally in commodities?

Positive trend   Commodities have been in a positive trend since mid-June of last year, when oil began moving higher from the low $40s.1 After a period of consolidation in February and March, commodities have seen some strong price advances, particularly in energy and metals. Today, we outline the drivers behind the recent rally, and

Has the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield reached its peak for the cycle?

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Apr 30, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

Integration of ESG in a disruptive world

Responsible investing: Will ESG factors disrupt the way you invest?   Our recent quarterly update focused on disruptions — how the current environment can be disrupted by new approaches and technologies. Often disruptors sit in plain sight. The trends and efforts they represent can emerge over time, but ESG factors can also suddenly impact both

Does the rise in oil prices tell a wider commodities story?

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Apr 23, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

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