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Vantage » Country in Focus: Canada

November 03, 2016 | International Markets

With the U.S. presidential election upon us, one probably does not need to search too hard for pledges by friends or family to move to Canada depending on the outcome. Regardless of the credibility of these threats, it is necessary for our purposes to take a deep look at the investment …

Library » Third Quarter 2016 International Perspective

October 17, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Movements in global equity markets were relatively subdued during most of the period, but as the September meetings of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) and Bank of Japan (BoJ) drew near, moderate levels of volatility returned to financial markets. This was largely due to …

Vantage » Country in Focus: European Union

August 15, 2016 | International Markets

There has been an enormous amount of ink and intellectual capital deployed in recent weeks in the wake of the United Kingdom’s (UK) historic referendum decision to leave the European Union (EU). In thinking about what might come next, it is helpful to take a look at the EU’s current state of …

Markets & Economy » International Small Cap Equity is Ripe for Active Management

August 02, 2016 | International Markets

As an asset class, international small cap equity is easily lost in the shuffle. Investors are familiar with both U.S. and international large cap companies, which are typically well-recognized, large corporations with products people buy and use every day. Even many domestic small cap companies …

Markets & Economy » Update on Brexit: Theresa May Set to Become Prime Minister

July 13, 2016 | International Markets

Home Secretary Theresa May is set to be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK) after her final rival for leader of the Conservative Party dropped out of the race on July 11. With May having secured the party’s support, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he would offer …

Library » Second Quarter 2016 International Perspective

July 13, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Compared to the market gyrations at the outset of 2016, global financial markets were relatively sanguine for most of the second quarter. April and May saw a continuation of risk-on sentiment, and global equity markets followed a measure of economic surprises in some of …

Markets & Economy » Britons Vote in Favor of Brexit

June 24, 2016 | International Markets

Yesterday, citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) collectively voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU). Now begins the process of negotiating a withdrawal accord and the terms of the UK’s relationship with the political-economic bloc, including 80,000 pages of EU trade agreements. …

Markets & Economy » 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 …

Library » First Quarter 2016 International Perspective

April 14, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review Following a volatile and lackluster 2015, global equity markets got off to a rocky start as 2016 opened. The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) was down by more than 11% year-to-date as of February 11 before recovering most of its losses by mid-March. By the end of the …


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