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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

Unconstrained

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
US Federal Reserve

June FOMC meeting: Slow and steady with another rate increase

In predictable fashion, the Fed increased borrowing costs again today. How long can the central bank stick to its quarterly rate-hiking rhythm? We think there are four big unanswered questions for U.S. monetary policy.   Universally expected   With today’s rate hike, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) has now taken steps to tighten monetary policy

Jun 13, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy

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

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

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