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Library » April 2015 Update

April 01, 2015 | Market Commentary

Market Forces What’s Driving Markets? Depending on who you ask, you are likely to get a variety of answers as to what moved financial markets during the first quarter of 2015. One person might answer that it was oil prices; another might answer that it was the U.S. dollar; a third might answer …

Vantage » Emerging Markets Investing

March 17, 2015 | Emerging Markets

The long-term growth prospects in many of the world’s developing economies are extraordinary, even more compelling when compared to the slow growth of the developed world. The consumer markets in many of these countries are large with rapidly expanding middle-class populations that are seeing …

Library » January 2015 Update

January 06, 2015 | Market Commentary

Market Forces Oil Prices Fall The “Beverly Hillbillies” was a sitcom that ran on CBS from September of 1962 thru March of 1971. During its run in the 1960s, gas prices were less than $0.50 per gallon, the typical motor vehicle averaged about 12 miles per gallon, and nearly everyone could recite …

Library » A Historical Perspective on the Asset Allocation Decision

March 26, 2014 | Active Management

Introduction To a large extent, investment objectives are driven by investment time horizon, magnitude of withdrawals, and risk tolerance level. These goals must be identified and prioritized in order to determine an appropriate asset allocation. Establishing the appropriate asset allocation for …

Markets & Economy » High Yield Bonds: The Seventh Inning Stretch

July 30, 2013 | Fixed Income

It’s widely known that since the financial crisis, high yield bonds have performed strongly. Even since the “spring 2012 sell-off,” spreads have rallied approximately 275 basis points through May 2013. Yet, spreads are still approximately 225 basis points lower than before the great sell-off. …

Library » Finding Income in Today's Markets

April 17, 2013 | Fixed Income

Income generation has become difficult to achieve in today’s low yield environment. What follows is a discussion of issues currently facing income oriented investors. Rates are at historic lows. How does Manning & Napier suggest investing in fixed income? With yields and rates near historic …

Library » Potential Macroeconomic Consequences of an Aging Population with Insufficient Savings

January 03, 2013 | Investment Themes

Today’s “risk on/risk off” world is dominated by short-term (at times minute-by-minute) swings in sentiment influenced by the latest headlines hogging the spotlight, spanning from the Fiscal Cliff in the U.S. to the state of austerity plans in Greece. While these events have consumed the …


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