Markets & Economy

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 …

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 outcome of the vote was not a surprise, …

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

August 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

On August 31, 2016, stock exchange-listed real estate companies in the Financials sector will be reclassified to a newly created Real Estate sector under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) structure. The reclassification includes Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) but …

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 is easily lost in the shuffle. Investors are familiar with both U.S. and international large cap companies, which are typically well-recognized, large corporations with products people buy and use every day. Even many domestic small cap companies …

Update on Brexit: Theresa May Set to Become Prime Minister

July 13, 2016 | International Markets

Home Secretary Theresa May is set to be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK) after her final rival for leader of the Conservative Party dropped out of the race on July 11. With May having secured the party’s support, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would offer …