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October 13, 2017 | Investment Themes

Attractive investment opportunities can be found all over the world and small, well-run international companies can provide investors access to some of these compelling opportunities in today's marketplace. However, despite an increasingly globalized world and ever-growing access to foreign markets, international small cap equities remain broadly overlooked and underinvested.

Webinar: Real Estate

July 11, 2017 | Investment Themes

We highlight the benefits that Real Estate can provide an investor, the unique characteristics of the asset class, and several points to consider in evaluating your exposure.

Webinar: International Small Cap Equities

July 11, 2017 | Investment Themes

Attractive investment opportunities exist all over the world, but international small cap equities remain overlooked and underinvested. We explore this asset class, discuss where opportunities lie, and shed light on the benefits that international small cap equities may provide to investors.

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.

Markets & Economy » It’s Copper’s Time to Shine

June 21, 2017 | Investment Themes

The copper industry has been in a state of duress for the last several years following the end of the China-driven commodity supercycle. This industry pressure led to pricing declines and supply constraints, but with demand predicted to remain stable, we believe the industry is ripe for a multi-year deficit which presents opportunities for investors.

Markets & Economy » Three Reasons to Invest in International Small Cap Equities

June 08, 2017 | Investment Themes

Small, well-run companies exist all over the world providing investors with dynamic growth potential and attractive investment opportunities. Despite this, international small cap equities remain underinvested and largely overlooked by investors.

Markets & Economy » The Fate of Cash and the Growth of the Digital Wallet

May 08, 2017 | Investment Themes

There’s been a lot of excitement around the digital wallet. Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Visa Checkout, Masterpass, Chase Pay, PayPal, Venmo, and SnapCash have all shared in the headlines, but while the move to mobile is real, how to invest in the transition away from cash might be different than it appears.

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.

March 2017 Perspective

March 07, 2017 | Market Commentary

Two of the first pieces of national economic news released each month are the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Reports on Business. The first report covers the manufacturing sector, which is followed by a release covering non-manufacturing activity. These surveys can have a meaningful influence on investor and business confidence...

Markets & Economy » 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...

Markets & Economy » 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.

February 2017 Perspective

February 03, 2017 | Market Commentary

U.S. economic growth markedly slowed during the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the advance estimate released in January. Specifically, real GDP growth came in at a 1.9% annual rate, down from the third quarter’s final reading of 3.5%.

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.

Markets & Economy » 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.

Vantage » Research Note - September 2016

August 29, 2016 | Market Commentary

Once again equity markets have demonstrated their ability to bounce back from a flare up in volatility. The market shock from the unexpected victory for the “Leave” camp in the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership in the European Union has faded, and the VIX is once again near multi-year lows.

Markets & Economy » 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.

Markets & Economy » 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.

Markets & Economy » 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.