Library » December 2015 Perspective

December 03, 2015 | Market Commentary

Global equity markets were essentially flat in November following strong returns during October. Valuations in the broad U.S. stock market remain generally elevated, but we continue to see little evidence of excesses in the market or economy that would need to be unwound. In this environment, …

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 …

Library » Third Quarter 2015 International Perspective

October 09, 2015 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global equity markets were off to a volatile start as the third quarter opened. Continued uncertainty surrounding Greece’s debt saga weighed on equities. The Greek populace overwhelmingly voted against their international creditors’ conditions for further bailout aid. …

Library » October 2015 Perspective

October 07, 2015 | Market Commentary

Following their two day meeting in mid-September, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy setting Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided not to adjust the federal funds policy interest rate. The rate will remain within the current 0% to 0.25% range, where it has been since December 2008.

Ebrahim Busheri

Director of Investments

Markets & Economy » Our Perspective on Recent Volatility

August 25, 2015 | Market Commentary

Last Thursday and Friday, domestic equity markets saw the sharpest two-day decline since 2011, with the S&P 500 Index, Dow Jones Industrials Index and Nasdaq Composite falling 5-6% over two days. It was a similar start to this week, with broad U.S. stock indexes down approximately another 3% …

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. After peaking in mid-June, China’s major equity indices had …

Library » Second Quarter 2015 International Perspective

July 09, 2015 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Global investors continued to focus on the usual suspects during the second quarter of 2015: central bank activity, major foreign exchange rates, oil prices, and ongoing brinkmanship between Greece and its international creditors. The trend seen in recent periods …