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Markets & Economy » A Bitcoin Education

January 03, 2018 | Market Commentary

Bitcoin is on a meteoric rise. The cryptocurrency rose more than 13x in 2017 and has risen exponentially since first breaking onto the scene early this decade. While bitcoin’s price has soared at an astounding, orders-of-magnitude scale, the road has not always been smooth. From the day of the …

Markets & Economy » Tax Reform Implications

December 22, 2017 | Market Commentary

Congressional Republicans passed a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code last week in what is the most significant change to tax policy in 31 years. The bill, titled The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was signed into law by President Trump this morning. One of the central goals of The Tax Cuts and …

Jeff Donlon

Managing Director, Global Strategies Group

Markets & Economy » Europe Q&A with Jeff Donlon

September 25, 2017 | Market Commentary

European markets have been under pressure in recent years. However, the tide is turning for Europe and European equities given the current economic landscape, presenting an attractive opportunity for investors. Jeff Donlon, CFA, Managing Director of Manning & Napier’s Global Strategies Group, …

Library » First Quarter 2017 International Perspective

April 13, 2017 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review 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. EMs generated an over 11% return—nearly double that of …

Markets & Economy » Italian Prime Minister Resigns

December 05, 2016 | Market Commentary

Italian voters went to the polls on December 4 and voted down a referendum on several constitutional reforms championed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Renzi staked his political future on voters approving the reforms, which would have restructured the Italian government, and as a result he …

Markets & Economy » Unlocking Income: Using a BDIA to Optimize Cash

June 01, 2016 | Investment Themes

Before the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, public and private organizations generated sizable returns on cash deposits held at banks, in money market accounts, and through certificates of deposit. Today, post-crisis regulations make it nearly impossible to generate meaningful income on excess cash …


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