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Markets & Economy » Risk Continues to Run Rampant In Russia

November 04, 2015 | Emerging Markets

In our recent Country in Focus article in Vantage, we discussed how Russia has been in the spotlight over the past few years with its controversial involvement in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014. Lately, Russia has been in the news with its intervention in Syria, which has opened a new …

Library » Using Derivatives in the Fixed Income Markets

October 16, 2015 | Fixed Income

Introduction While derivatives may have a negative connotation to some investors, it is common for fixed income managers to simply utilize them as risk management tools to adjust exposure to interest rate, credit, and currency risk rather than a means to take on excessive risk/leverage. As such, …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » “Safe” Can Be Risky

September 01, 2015 | Fixed Income

The last several years have been defined by historically low interest rates, and using a bond index fund to gain market exposure to the broad fixed income market has become a more prevalent investor strategy. While rates have seen historic lows, they are expected to rise over time. Given the …

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 …

Markets & Economy » Where are Interest Rates Headed?

July 29, 2015 | Fixed Income

Today, most market watchers agree that rates are poised to move higher. That being said, the interest rate conversation is also quickly shifting toward what happens after the first policy rate hike. Will the Federal Reserve continue on a path of predictable hikes, or will policy …

Library » July 2015 Interest Rate Outlook

July 29, 2015 | Fixed Income

Where are interest rates headed? Anyone following financial markets over the past few years undoubtedly has this question burning in their mind. At this juncture, while debate continues to surround the timing, most market watchers seem to agree that rates are poised to go up. Admittedly, an …

Endowments & Foundations » Managing Spending Needs in Today’s Low Interest Rate Environment

July 20, 2015 | Wealth Management

Introduction For many investors, the need for current income to support spending needs is a primary investment objective. For example, investors that may place a priority on maintaining stability of current income needs include: High net worth investors in or near retirement Endowment/ …

Library » Webinar: Searching for Income in a Low-Yield World

July 07, 2015 | Fixed Income

With yields below average, searching for income to meet your investors' goals can be challenging. In order to find value, you must understand the risks that are involved with fixed income portfolio decisions. Managing Director, Christopher Petrosino, and Darin Leone, Portfolio Strategist, discuss …

Library » The Hidden Risk of Fixed Income Indexing

June 18, 2015 | Fixed Income

Introduction Conventional wisdom is to check the oil in your car at regular intervals. While there has been some debate as to how often to change it, there is no arguing that your car’s engine couldn’t run for very long without oil. However, to say that the purpose of oil is to keep the engine …


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