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

August 02, 2016 | Active Management

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 …

Ebrahim Busheri

Director of Investments

Library » Semi-Annual Outlook: Remaining Active Through Uncertainty

June 17, 2016 | Active Management

The start of the year was met with a resurgence of volatility and financial markets demonstrated a meaningful flight to quality. Slow economic growth continues to be a reality, so investors can’t run to safety and expect meaningful returns. We believe it will be important to balance safety …

Library » Free Cash Flow and Dividends: How A Focus On Yield Can Help Investors Provide for Today and Prepare for Tomorrow

April 12, 2016 | Active Management

A Fundamental Investor Problem Most institutional and individual investors have multiple goals or objectives related to the investment of their assets. Among the many different objectives that investors might pursue, meeting current cash flow needs and providing adequate capital growth for the …

Library » Corporate Strategy

December 14, 2015 | Active Management

Since the end of the financial crisis that began in late 2007, Manning & Napier has had an outlook of slow growth for the U.S. and other developed countries around the globe. For more than five years, we have talked about what slow growth means in terms of investing, focusing on a basic premise …

Library » Managing Credit and Interest Rate Risk in the Current Market Environment

June 08, 2015 | Active Management

Introduction Credit risk can be broadly defined as the risk of default and/or widening of credit spreads. In general, investors expect to be compensated with higher yields when purchasing bonds with a higher degree of credit risk. One of the more common methods of gaining exposure to credit risk …

Markets & Economy » Evaluating Active Managers: The Benefits of Being Different

May 27, 2015 | Active Management

Gaining a better understanding of active management in today’s evolving and sometimes volatile investment environment begins with a simple point: Not all active managers are alike. Since the market downturn of 2008, there has been a reappearance in industry dialogue of the claim that ‘active …


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