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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 …

Markets & Economy » The Two Important Questions Facing Brazil

March 29, 2016 | International Markets

Headlines out of Brazil in recent months have been dominated by the political circus tied to the potential impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. The last couple of weeks have been no different, but some new twists and turns have upped the chances that Rousseff will soon be out of a job. …

Library » Fourth Quarter 2015 International Perspective

February 09, 2016 | International Markets

Quarterly Market Review At the beginning of the fourth quarter, an optimistic outlook for commodity prices and accommodative monetary policy of major central banks drove global equity markets higher. As the period progressed, renewed concerns over China’s growth trajectory emerged amid economic …

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. …


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