Archive for the ‘Investment Strategy’ Category

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

Italian budget

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

October 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
Brexit negotiations

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

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: Preparing for a market crash

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


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