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2019 Global Market Outlook: The late-late cycle show


Can markets grind higher in 2019 before the clock runs out on the current cycle? See what our strategists’ views are for the year ahead.   2019 Global Market Outlook   U.S. Federal Reserve tightening, trade wars, China uncertainty, Italy’s budget stand-off with the European Commission and Brexit imply that 2018’s volatility should continue into

December 6, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy
Infrastructure investment

3 reasons to consider infrastructure investment

For investors, there are opportunities in the $69 trillion global gap between actual – and needed – infrastructure investment over the next 17 years. What’s behind all this? What have institutional investors uncovered that could be helpful in generating an additional source of return?   Mind the gap   “Mind the gap” is an imperative

Nov 15, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset
equity managers

Q3 equity managers report: The froth has left the market

Do markets still have room to run? See what equity managers across the manager universe are thinking in our Q3 report.   Equity managers: Does the stock market still have more to give?   Geopolitical concerns are undeniable. Many equity market valuations appear to be expensive. Despite those truths, our manager research team has found

Nov 1, 2018 Categories: Equities, Investment Strategy
Global Fixed Income Survey

Year-end fixed income survey 2018: Opposing viewpoints from global credit and interest rate managers

Throughout the year we ask leading bond and currency managers to consider valuations, expectations and outlooks for the coming months. Today, we’ve put the spotlight on the U.S. yield curve, high yield credit fundamentals and emerging market FX.   Opposing viewpoints from global credit and interest rate managers   For some time now, we have

Oct 24, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Market insights
Italian budget

Mamma mia! Here we go again: Italian budget woes unnerve investors

The proposed Italian budget deficit for 2019 has been ill-received by markets. Could things get worse before they get better?   Italy is in trouble once more.   The 10-year Italian bond (BTP) yield has risen 80 basis points to 3.55%1 since late last month on news that the draft Italian budget plan (officially sent

Oct 17, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

The broken consulting model and how fiduciary management can help you

Last time we looked at how the needs of pensions schemes have changed along with the investment landscape. Today we put the spotlight on the broken consulting model and how fiduciary management can help your scheme.   The broken consulting model   The investment consulting model served trustees of defined benefit pension schemes well for

Oct 11, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

Q4 2018 Global Market Outlook: Maximum pressure

What impact could escalating trade tensions and rising U.S. interest rates have on global markets and economies in the months ahead? See what our strategists’ views are for the fourth quarter of 2018 and beyond. View the full report.   Q4 2018 Global Market Outlook: Synopsis   Trade wars, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed),

Sep 27, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

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

Sep 20, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy
stock market

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
Big data, laptop

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


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