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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, handing her another setback after she lost an impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress last month. Rousseff must now step aside for as long as 180 days while the Senate trial takes place. Vice …

The Rise of Indonesian Consumerism

April 20, 2016 | Emerging Markets

When Joko “Jokowi” Widodo assumed the office of president of Indonesia in October 2014, we were cautiously optimistic that his success as governor of Jakarta would be replicated on a national scale. Yet shortly after taking office, our enthusiasm waned amid political disappointments …

The Two Important Questions Facing Brazil

March 29, 2016 | International Markets

Headlines out of Brazil in recent months have been dominated by the political circus tied to the potential impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. The last couple of weeks have been no different, but some new twists and turns have upped the chances that Rousseff will soon be out of a job. …

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. Policy …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

A Primer on TIPS in Today’s Market Environment

February 25, 2016 | Fixed Income

Inflation, or the lack thereof, continues to be a hot topic among economic and market forecasters. Weak aggregate demand worldwide and the resulting pattern of slow global growth has contributed to persistently low inflation, as well as very low market expectations for future inflation. Fears …

Addressing Long-Term Goals During Short-Term Volatility

January 26, 2016 | Market Commentary

Assumptions about future returns are made every day by a wide variety of investors. These assumptions are often based on annualized returns that can mask tremendous amounts of performance variation. For instance, a simple blended portfolio consisting of 55% U.S. Large Cap stocks and 45% …


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