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Peak Growth, the End of US Exceptionalism, and More

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses recent repositioning taken in light of the global coronavirus pandemic and presents some more thoughts on near-term market dynamics.

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Midyear Outlook: Growth – but New Risks – Ahead

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses prospects for growth, inflation, and evolving risks in the second half.

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Roaring 20s or Economic Slowdown Ahead?

Sustainability of economic and market growth as the US and world reopen and big infrastructure plans are discussed by Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis.

  • May 17, 2021
The Great Fiscal Experiment: What Could Be Next?

How the use of massive government stimulus may be creating new market trends and opportunities for trend-following managers is examined in this AlphaSimplex research paper.

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6 Things to Watch as the Global Recovery Ramps Up

Global market specialists share perspectives on the key market indicators they are closely watching and what may unfold in the months ahead.

Market Outlook: Reflation Trade Not Over

Accelerating vaccinations and reopenings should boost global growth and restart reflation, explains Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek.

Equity Insight: Identifying Value in International Small Caps

Three portfolio managers from Vaughan Nelson Investment Management explain why and where international small caps are offering more opportunities today.

  • April 13, 2021
Market Outlook: Why Inflation Worries May Be Exaggerated

Macro specialist Esty Dwek looks at interest rates and inflation risk amid the Covid-19 vaccination effort and economic recovery.

Inflation, Interest Rates and the Fixed Income Landscape

Peter Palfrey, co-manager of Loomis, Sayles & Company’s Core Plus Bond strategy, shares insight on factors shaping today’s fixed income markets.

  • March 22, 2021
Fed Watch: Why Inflation Expectations Are Likely to Continue

PM and macro analyst Jack Janasiewicz believes markets will remain preoccupied with rates and inflation, despite an absence of strong signals from the Fed.

Yields Take Off: How Might Markets React?

While the question of how high bond yields may rise is important, equity market fundamentals continue to look strong for the near term.

Post-Pandemic Markets: Why Reflation May Not Equal Inflation

Despite a vastly increased global money supply, enduring economic challenges related to the pandemic are likely to limit near-term inflation risk.

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Brexit and European Trade: What’s Been Accomplished – and What’s Next?

Macro specialist Esty Dwek and Seb Dance of Signum Global Advisors break down the market realities and political tensions of the Brexit trade agreement.

February Outlook: Markets Remain Vigilant while Pandemic Challenges Remain

While markets may take the occasional breather, evidence suggests that positive fundamentals will remain as global Covid-19 inoculations gain steam.

It’s All Fun and GameStop, Until Someone Loses an Eye

PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at the public sentiments and market dynamics of “meme stocks” and how they might affect investors and portfolios in the near term.

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10 Factors to Shape the Recovery with Nouriel Roubini

Renowned economist and presidential advisor Nouriel Roubini on the top factors he is closely watching as global markets continue down their paths to recovery in 2021 and beyond.

  • February 1, 2021
Are We in a Market Bubble? Probably Not – Here’s Why

Talk of a market bubble abounds and has for some time. Rather than track headlines, investors may want to consider risk appetite and guidance from the Fed.

10 Potential Market Risks and Questions for 2021

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek outlines her Top 10 potential risks – and questions to consider – for the year ahead.

Should Investors Be Leery of Inflation Risk?

Accommodative monetary and fiscal policy and potential post-pandemic supply/demand challenges are raising long-dormant questions about inflation.

View from Washington: The Transition from Trump to Biden

A look at the White House changeover, the importance of the Georgia runoff elections, and what’s in store for policy and politics in 2021.

  • December 15, 2020
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Beyond Covid: Better Times Ahead

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek discusses prospects for growth, returning to normal, and the risks ahead in the new year.

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Emotion and the 2020 Election

Systematic trading strategies can’t predict election outcomes, but short-term market trends can offer insights and opportunities for investment.

Opportunities in the Emerging Recovery

Emerging market economies stand to benefit from a growth recovery led by the manufacturing sector.

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Rising to the Challenges of Retirement

Economics of COVID-19, climate change, income inequality, and other risks weighing on retirement systems are explored by retirement and global market specialists.

October Outlook: Why Room for Growth – and Volatility – Remains

A review of what recent macro data is signaling about asset class opportunities – and potential portfolio risks – through the end of 2020.

ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times

Why ESG-related investments attracted inflows during the coronavirus crisis is discussed in this interview with Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US.

Have Markets Become Addicted to Stimulus?

Fiscal and monetary action has helped avert a COVID-19 economic crisis, but should investors be concerned about too much of a good thing?

Split Down the Middle

Following the quickest selloff and rebound in history, the Natixis Strategist Outlook offers diverging views to the question: What comes next?

September Outlook: Data Continues to Point to a Measured Recovery

While continuing public health challenges are tempering momentum, monetary and fiscal stimulus is helping maintain resilience.

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Measuring the Sustainability of US Economic Recovery in COVID Times

Jobless claims, industrial vs. service sector recovery, US dollar and stock market movement are analyzed by Chris Wallis, CEO, CIO at Vaughan Nelson in this podcast.

  • August 24, 2020
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Private Equity Investing During Crisis Markets

COVID crisis factors for private equity investments, sector outlooks, exits and opportunities are examined by Nitin Gupta, Managing Partner at Flexstone Partners.

  • August 4, 2020
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Assessing Increasing COVID-19 Case Counts and Markets

Vaughan Nelson CEO and Portfolio Manager Chris Wallis shares insights on the economic recovery and near-term market risks.

  • July 30, 2020
August Outlook: Is the Market Poised for a Breakout?

While COVID-19 challenges remain, many key indicators of a global recovery persist.

July Market Outlook: Slowly Reopening, with an Eye Toward Risks

Headline risks remain, while a slow return to normal remains under way. Expectations for a return to pre-COVID levels of activity should remain measured.

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The Road from Here: Global Market Perspectives with Bloomberg’s John Authers

Rally, risks, pandemic patterns, and emerging markets’ attractive valuations are part of this lively conversation with Bloomberg’s John Authers.

June Outlook: New Market Dynamics and the Post-COVID-19 Recovery

Global Market Strategist Esty Dwek considers the pace of the economic recovery and potential near-term market conditions.

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Resiliency & Risks in Global Financial Systems

COVID recession consequences, fiscal & monetary action, and capital market implications are covered by Peter Fisher of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

  • June 2, 2020
The Age of Anxiety: Professional Fund Buyers Seek Alpha, Diversification – and Defense

Results from the 2019 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers predicted increased equity volatility and illustrate how professionals have been positioning portfolios for riskier market scenarios.

  • April 3, 2020
Data Privacy Regulation in the US

The influence of new data privacy rules across the broader digital economy is likely to leave no business sector unaffected.

  • January 6, 2020
2020 Institutional Outlook

The latest Global Survey of Institutional Investors reveals ten market trends institutions are watching in 2020.

  • December 4, 2019
Concerns and Expectations of Professional Fund Buyers for 2019

From market volatility to geopolitical uncertainty, see how professional fund buyers are facing the challenges of 2019, based on the 2018 Global Survey of Professional Fund Buyers.

  • April 4, 2019
Top Concerns for Professional Fund Buyers in 2018

With the return of market volatility, professional fund buyers reveal their top concerns–and how they plan to meet their goals despite them.

  • June 15, 2018