September 2017 Perspective

September 07, 2017 | Market Commentary

Amid the tumultuous political landscape, it seems unreasonable to expect the combination of political uncertainty and financial market calm to last in perpetuity. We feel it is important for investors to prepare for potentially attractive investment opportunities that may arise when volatility eventually returns.

Product Spotlight: Strategic Income

July 13, 2017 | Investment Themes

Chris McAvoy, Portfolio Strategist for Multi-Asset Class Solutions, discusses how our Strategic Income strategy takes an innovative approach to generating income in today’s low-yield environment.

July 2017 Perspective

July 06, 2017 | Market Commentary

Growth stocks have had a great start to 2017. As the post-election euphoria wore off, the outperformance of value names and other cyclical sectors gave way to renewed investor interest in companies with capacity to generate their own growth in a slow growth world.

Vantage » Country in Focus: India

June 27, 2017 | Market Commentary

India is one of our most preferred countries from a top-down macroeconomic standpoint, not only within the emerging market universe, but within the entire global investment landscape.

First Quarter 2017 International Perspective

April 13, 2017 | International Markets

International equity markets turned in very strong performance during the first quarter of 2017, and although developed equities delivered strong returns, emerging markets (EM) were the notable outperformers.

Markets & Economy » 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.

Markets & Economy » Emerging Markets Update: Trends Affecting Emerging Markets

March 09, 2017 | Emerging Markets

Entering 2016, many emerging market countries continued struggling to find a new growth model in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. While economic growth in emerging markets briefly rebounded...

Ebrahim Busheri

Ebrahim Busheri

Director of Investments

2017 Outlook: Investing in Remarkable Times

January 26, 2017 | Active Management

As we head into the new year, we provide our forecast of what to expect in global financial markets and highlight how active management may help navigate today’s market environment. Learn more about our view in the new 2017 Semi-Annual Outlook.

Fourth Quarter 2016 International Perspective

January 24, 2017 | International Markets

Global equity markets shook off an October decline and finished the fourth quarter markedly higher on the heels of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential election. Expectations for policies that could lead to greater economic growth, including tax reform, increased fiscal spending, and reduced regulation, helped boost U.S. equity markets with those returns spilling over into global equity indices.

Vantage » Research Note - October 2016

October 04, 2016 | Market Commentary

Slow growth and volatility have been the status quo throughout most of the current expansion. Our indicators suggest these features are likely to remain in place for now, but it is still important to consider what could threaten this outlook.

Markets & Economy » 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.

Vantage » Country in Focus: Indonesia

August 31, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Emerging markets tend to intrigue investors and policymakers alike, if for no other reason than they are typically quite dynamic economically and politically. For investors, the changing landscape can represent a plethora of opportunities to sniff out sustainable trends early and profit from what are often dramatic swings in market expectations.

Vantage » Country in Focus: Argentina

June 13, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Argentina is a country with plentiful natural resources, a well-educated labor force, and some of the highest income levels in Latin America. It has a rich, diverse culture and heritage, as well as a very turbulent past. Argentina’s story essentially centers on the questions of ‘what’ and ‘why.’ The former is less contentious, while the latter remains quite vexing.

Markets & Economy » Update on Brazil—Rousseff to Face an Impeachment Trial

May 12, 2016 | International Markets

Brazil’s Senate voted yesterday to hold an impeachment trial for President Dilma Rousseff. Learn more about our perspective and what this means for investments in our Update on Brazil post.

Markets & Economy » The Rise of Indonesian Consumerism

April 20, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Recent positive developments in Indonesia suggest a policy-driven recovery in domestic demand. Lower inflation, declining interest rates, and attractive demographics pose a favorable backdrop for Indonesian consumption. Learn more about our view on Indonesia and where investors can find opportunity.

Vantage » Country in Focus: Italy

April 06, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone. It is the second most visited country in Europe, and has become a pillar of modern design for everything from high-fashion clothing to luxury sports cars. With its famous culture, architecture, and palatial landscapes on one hand, and its state-of-the-art, high-end auto industry on the other, Italy often represents an intersection of old and new.

Markets & Economy » Health Care in Emerging Markets: A Compelling Investment Opportunity

March 11, 2016 | Emerging Markets

Many emerging market countries today are struggling to find a new growth model. Those that are reliant on commodity exports have been hit especially hard in the wake of China’s economic transition and a broader slowdown in the developed world that has weighed on commodity prices.

Vantage » Country in Focus: China

February 26, 2016 | Emerging Markets

As long-term investors, we aim to see the big picture globally and keep our focus on the structural characteristics that should affect a country over time. China remains one of the countries where we see scope for continued outperformance in terms of economic growth, as well as a destination for many profitable investment opportunities.

Vantage » Country in Focus: India

December 21, 2015 | Emerging Markets

India is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world, in addition to being one of the largest. It is likely to surpass Italy and Brazil in nominal GDP within a year or so, and it will almost certainly surpass China as the fastest growing major economy in 2015.

Markets & Economy » Selectivity: The New Way Forward for Investors

November 19, 2015 | Investment Themes

Shifting tides in the global economic backdrop during 2015 led us to make broad changes to our equity sector allocations throughout the year. We believe these changes position investor portfolios to capture what we view as the best opportunities in global equity markets that we expect to play out over the next several years.