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Are U.S. recession risks increasing?

This is now the second-longest U.S. economic expansion ever. And now we are starting to see a few signs of late-cycle imbalances that show an economy on the cusp of overheating. Are the risks of a U.S. recession increasing?   Signs of late-cycle imbalances   This is now the second-longest U.S. economic expansion ever.1 We

September 20, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

Has the U.S. economy reached its peak?

  Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. Subscribe to receive

Sep 3, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy
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Demystifying big data: How to critically assess quantitative investment signals

  As leaders in manager research, we have unique insight into the implementation of big data in equity portfolios. Today, we share our key observations. Buzzword: Big data   Big data is one of the hottest buzzwords in the investment industry today. This is understandable given the prolific growth of data and data processing technology

ESG survey: Spotlight on integration by fixed income managers

How are today’s fixed income managers integrating ESG factors into their investment practices? Learn what our latest ESG survey reveals. About the survey   Over the last few years, Russell Investments’ manager research team has conducted an annual ESG survey of global fixed income managers. From this survey, we’ve observed a rapid growth in the

Confessions of a portfolio manager – # 3

Crashes exist precisely because they are unexpected. Today David confesses that trying to predict and time the precise future is somewhat futile. We know only one future will come to pass, but as we sit here today many are possible. Only one future will come to pass, but many are possible   Prepare, don’t predict

Jul 26, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Commodities may be poised for a comeback

Commodities have been the black sheep of many multi-asset portfolios. Ryan Katona, Consulting Analyst, explains why that may be changing.   Commodities: the post-GFC outlier   Most risk assets have enjoyed gains Since the Great Financial Crisis (GFC), most risk assets have delivered a relatively enjoyable investment experience. Developed market equities (MSCI World NR EUR

No shortcuts in this summer reading list

  Hard-truth reading recommendations   While you’re taking it easy this summer, I offer some hard-truth reading recommendations for you. In alignment with my blog series — Running with the bulls without getting trampled — my picks for your summer reading promise no shortcuts. Some of our hard-working interns run their own book club here

Jul 12, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

What’s the investment landscape looking like for multi-asset?

In this video David Vickers, Senior Portfolio Manager, discusses the current investment landscape for multi-asset. He discusses H1 2018, recession probabilities and Brexit. Related posts 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update Multi-Asset: Why we use derivatives to manage risk Q2 Fixed Income Survey – the U.S. growth domino effect David Vickers – Senior Portfolio

2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update

Do increasing political risks pose to a threat to global economic growth? See what our strategists’ views are for the third quarter of 2018 and beyond. View the full report.   Be alert: Trade-war and U.S. recession   The two key global market trends of early 2018 – U.S. growth leadership and the U.S. dollar

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Unconstrained bond investing – an introduction

Unconstrained bond investing strategies can provide a solution for today’s investors and tomorrow’s liabilities. Here we outline what unconstrained investing strategies are, and why investors should consider them now.   Why unconstrained investing?   Returns, drawdown protection and governance In the face of unwinding fiscal stimulus and continued high valuations, investors face a great challenge

Jun 21, 2018 Categories: Fixed Income, Investment Strategy

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