The top five most-read posts of 2017

January 5, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

The top 5 most-read posts of 2017

2017 was a busy year for the WIRE blog. We saw a massive uptick in readership, which we take as proof in readers’ interest in topics ranging from multi-asset investing to the low-return imperative to manager research. As we head into 2018, take a look back at the blog posts that received the highest levels of engagement from our readers—the top five most-read posts of the year.


 

1. Multi-asset in today’s low-return environment

In our top post of the year, Global CIO Jeff Hussey discusses how unrealistic expectations for investment returns are today, in the current low-return environment. We believe investors should consider a multi-asset approach that is active, targeted and dynamic.
 

2. Is a recession on the horizon?

Showcasing the best of Russell Investments’ Annual Investment Summit, Andrew Pease presents his three potential market scenarios.
 

3. A new approach to reduced-carbon portfolios

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has led to a spike in reduced-carbon portfolios. Emily Steinbarth, a member of the ESG Knowledge Specialists team at Russell Investments, discusses our latest insights into global decarbonisation strategies. Is it possible that the standard approach to reduced-carbon portfolios may actually be lowering exposure to carbon alternatives?
 

4. Quarterly Fixed Income Survey: September 2017

On the basis of this quarter’s results, it is clear that the dichotomy between what the credit market expects versus what the interest rate market expects continues. We recommend that investors clip the coupon in credit, but maintain some dry powder for more opportunities ahead.
 

5. Problems of plenty: Can active managers manage their AUM?

It’s no secret that Russell Investments expects active managers with relatively low assets under management to have better average performance. But as Director of Investment Strategy and Research, Leola Ross explains, increasing assets under management is not necessarily the kiss of death.

 

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