Emerging Markets Update: A Hybrid Approach to Investing

March 21, 2017 | Emerging Markets

The Global Financial Crisis forcibly aligned emerging market macroeconomic and monetary policy cycles. But, as we move further from the trough, emerging markets are becoming increasingly less homogeneous.

Unearthing Opportunities in Biotech

February 22, 2017 | Investment Themes

A number of defining characteristics of markets and economies signal a more challenging environment for investors. Economic growth in the U.S. and abroad remains sluggish, valuations are generally on the expensive side of neutral, forward return expectations are relatively muted...

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.

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.

Digital Trends Driving Opportunity

June 02, 2016 | Investment Themes

As consumers spend more time online, we expect to see a commensurate shift in advertising and retail sales dollars away from traditional forms towards the internet. Learn about how we are capitalizing on these long-term trends in our new blog post, Digital Trends Driving Opportunity.

China: Should investors run for the exit?

August 12, 2015 | Emerging Markets

Chinese equity markets experienced unprecedented growth in the trailing 12 months ended May, with major equity indices returning more than 125%. Come June, however, cracks began forming, and some investors were left holding the bag.

Share Buybacks in Today’s U.S. Equities Environment

July 13, 2015 | Investment Themes

S&P 500 companies announced a record $133 billion in share buybacks in April, furthering a trend that has provided support to U.S. equity markets in recent years. The surge in companies buying back their own stock is getting a lot of attention these days.

Disruptive Innovation: The New Normal

October 13, 2014 | Investment Themes

The current economic and market environment is not one in which a rising tide of economic growth will lift all ships; actually, it’s quite the opposite. As businesses compete, the winners will largely succeed at the expense of the losers.

Cyclically Adjusted Price to Earnings: Are U.S. Stocks Overvalued?

July 02, 2014 | Domestic Markets

The 2013 stock market rally was largely driven by rising valuation multiples. Weak economic growth coupled with healthy profit margins meant business fundamentals such as revenues and earnings barely budged as stock prices advanced.