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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

Did active management hold up during first-quarter volatility?

Results from our quarterly survey of active managers   Despite volatility, active managers performed well Volatility may have rattled investors’ nerves during a rocky first quarter for markets, but did those with their assets in the hands of an active manager sleep better at night? The results from our quarterly survey of active management performance

What do the latest PMI numbers reveal about the state of the economy?

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 this

Feb 26, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
Market Week in Review

U.S. inflation surges. Did markets notice?

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 this

Feb 19, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

Volatility shakes up markets. Is the worst yet to come?

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Feb 12, 2018 Categories: Market Updates

U.S. wage growth surges—Is a more hawkish Fed next?

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Feb 5, 2018 Categories: Market Updates
Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Senior Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Asset Growth Strategy discusses the key concepts behind downside protection. A multi-asset approach to investing can efficiently employ downside protection in order to smooth the path towards securing an investor’s financial objectives.   The power of capital preservation   The global macroeconomics and geopolitical outlook remains uncertain, suggesting that an

Jul 27, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset
Is the stock-bond correlation positive or negative?

Is the stock-bond correlation positive or negative?

Some periods of history might point to the conclusion that the correlation between the returns on stocks and bonds is positive, others that it is negative. These variations can be a signal of fundamental change in the broader market environment. Phase transitions The behaviour of investment markets is not fixed. There are periods, for example,

May 18, 2017 Categories: Markets

2017 and the search for returns: the low-return imperative

How low will returns be in 2017? We believe the search for returns in 2017 is not going to get any easier against a backdrop of high equity prices (notably in the US), narrow credit spreads and low bond yields. The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has thrown an extra element of uncertainty

Feb 8, 2017 Categories: Multi-asset

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