2017 Could be the Year of the Active Manager

February 10, 2017 | Active Management

It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. With the value of active management called into question in recent years, we are compelled to consider our history to see what we might be able to glean about the reality of today’s environment.

Monthly Outlook - February

February 08, 2017 | Market Commentary

Monthly Outlook video for February provides an update on the US and global economy; including the impacts of President Trump, the ongoing Brexit negotiations, fixed income, and more.

Marc Bushallow

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Fed Raises Rates: Implications for Fixed Income Investors

December 23, 2016 | Fixed Income

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) unanimously decided to increase the federal funds target rate by 25 basis points last week, moving the target range from 0.25–0.50% to 0.50–0.75%. This is the second rate hike in over a decade; the federal funds target rate was last raised in December 2015, also by 25 basis points.

These Remarkable Times Continue

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

There’s been no shortage of press regarding U.S. equity markets hitting all time highs following the U.S. presidential election. In the weeks subsequent to the election, the S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as of November end, largely driven by sharp upward moves in Energy, Financial, and Industrial stocks.

Italian Prime Minister Resigns

December 05, 2016 | Market Commentary

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has tendered his resignation after the country voted “No” on a referendum of proposed constitutional changes that he championed. Learn more about our perspective and what this could mean for investors in our new post.

Is Japan Passing the Baton from Monetary to Fiscal Policy?

December 01, 2016 | Market Commentary

For more than 20 years, Japan’s policy makers have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the economy to boost growth. We provide an update on their latest tactics and our perspective on the country moving forward.

Americans Elect a New President – Time to Move Forward

November 09, 2016 | Market Commentary

Trump defeated Clinton yesterday to become the 45th president of the United States, and global markets initially fell this morning in reaction. We discuss our take on the result as long-term investors.

Monthly Market Update - November

November 03, 2016 | Market Commentary

Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson discusses our economic outlook for November 2016, including a discussion on the U.S. election, a hard Brexit, consumer spending, Brazil, and more.

Presidential Politics and the Impact of Populism

October 26, 2016 | Market Commentary

Populism is on the rise, as evidenced by the Brexit in the UK and candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the US. Our new video discusses why this is happening and what it means for investors.

The U.S. Consumer: A Potential Bright Spot

October 12, 2016 | Market Commentary

Wage growth in the U.S. is finally starting to trend upward. Could the American consumer be poised for a turnaround?

Monthly Market Update - October

October 10, 2016 | Market Commentary

Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson discusses our perspective on central bank policy, the US election, and the US and global economies in our October Monthly Market Update.

Hillary, Donald, and Investing

September 26, 2016 | Market Commentary

The U.S. presidential election is now full steam ahead, with the first debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates happening tonight. The campaign still plays itself out across traditional media such as print and television, but increasingly the narrative of the election is being shaped seemingly hour-by-hour through social media.

Monthly Market Update - September

September 09, 2016 | Market Commentary

Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson shares Manning & Napier’s U.S. and global economic outlook, with updates on India, China, Brazil, and more.

Rousseff is Ousted by the Brazilian Senate

September 07, 2016 | Market Commentary

On August 31, the Brazilian Senate voted to remove Dilma Rousseff as president following her impeachment trial. Interim President Michel Temer, who was Rousseff's vice president, will now finish out her second term, which runs through the end of 2018.

The Economic Impact of the Olympics

September 01, 2016 | Market Commentary

Countries that host the Olympic Games invest billions of dollars hoping to see a boom in their economy, from increased tourism spending and infrastructure updates. Some countries flourish and see a return on their investment from hosting the Olympics, while others pile on debt that can take decades to pay off.

The Positive Impact of Real Estate Getting a Seat at the GICS® Table

August 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

The addition of the Real Estate sector to the GICS® structure is significant because it highlights real estate’s important and growing position in today’s global economy. We explore the implications for real estate and REITs in our new blog post.

Monthly Market Update - August

August 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

Markets rose in July as concerns regarding the Brexit eased. Research Communication Strategist Tom Patterson shares Manning & Napier's economic outlook for Europe and the United States, highlighting crude oil prices and the Brexit, in the latest Monthly Market Update video.

International Small Cap Equity is Ripe for Active Management

August 02, 2016 | International Markets

As an asset class, international small cap equity tends to fly under the radar. We believe the lack of attention to the space, however, presents an attractive investment opportunity.

Update on Brexit: Theresa May Set to Become Prime Minister

July 13, 2016 | International Markets

New Prime Minister Theresa May will have to balance domestic political considerations with questions about the international status as the government develops a plan for potentially moving beyond the UK's recent shared experience with Europe.

Monthly Market Update - July

July 06, 2016 | Market Commentary

The Brexit surprised markets in June. Research Communication Strategist, Tom Patterson shares Manning & Napier's outlook for Europe and other economic news in the latest Monthly Market Update video.