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From the Consultant’s Desk: Reframing the Growth vs. Value Debate

Our consultants explain why defensive and cyclical sectors may be a better way to diversify an equity portfolio than the traditional growth/value framework.

  • November 29, 2021
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Trick or Treat? October Reversal

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz points out that September’s losses did not continue into October, thanks to a solid earnings season – and other fears may be overblown as well.

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Insights Into Post-Pandemic Markets

Dave Goodsell, Executive Director of the Natixis Center for Investor Insight, and Jack Janasiewicz, Portfolio Manager at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, dive into the results of the 2021 Natixis Global Survey of Individual Investors.

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From the Consultant’s Desk: 4 Trends Dominating Advisor Portfolios

Portfolio consultants discuss record high equity allocations, economic cycle dynamics, and the growing popularity of alternatives and model portfolios.

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A Tale of Two Halves

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning amid volatility in oil prices, new guidance form the Federal Reserve, and Delta variant concerns.

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This Time It’s Not the Same

Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning in response to the Delta variant and sentiment shift – and highlights eight market tailwinds.

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From the Consultant’s Desk: What’s happening under the surface?

Consultants discuss how the growing divergence in the equity market has affected portfolio allocations – and highlight sectors advisors may have missed.

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Policy & Politics: Paving the Way for Infrastructure via Taxes

President Biden’s proposed tax increases for high-income households, the likelihood of their passing in Congress, and ways to prepare portfolios are examined.

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Banking, Finance, and the Biden Agenda: What’s Ahead?

Two Washington veterans share their insights on potential changes to the regulation landscape under President Biden – including taxes and sustainable investing.

  • March 25, 2021
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From the Consultant’s Desk: 10 Trends in 2020

From the growth vs. value divide to the profusion of unicorns and the struggle to find yield, financial professionals had their hands full in 2020.

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Post-Crisis Washington: How Might Politics Inform New Legislation?

According to Bob Marsh of OB-C Group, policy formation in 2021 is likely to be informed as much by intra-party dynamics as it is by bipartisan tensions.

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Housing Finance Reform and the Biden White House: What’s Next?

A look at the issue of government sponsored entity (GSE) reform and how it could affect housing finance and markets more broadly over the near and long term.

  • February 9, 2021
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View from Washington: US Foreign Policy under President Biden

Among various foreign policy aims, the Biden administration is expected to take a different approach to US-China relations – including on trade.

  • February 5, 2021
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2021 Fixed Income Outlook: Where’s the Yield, Risk, and Value?

Return variances, Fed support, EM, and Covid losers now looking attractive are covered by fixed income experts from Loomis, Sayles & Co. and Harris Associates.

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From the Consultant’s Desk: The Year of the Barbell Portfolio

In a difficult year, financial advisors favored US growth stocks and high quality bonds in their model portfolios – but missed out on some top performing asset classes.

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