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Eaton Vance: an alternative to hedging downside riskSubscription

Wed, 23 May 2018

The resurgence in equity market volatility in 2018 has again focused investor attention on how to limit downside risk in a portfolio without giving up too much of the upside potential associated with long-term equity investing. 

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Spotlight on European ABS – Do they remain attractiveSubscription

Tue, 22 May 2018

European asset-backed securities remain a focus for investors seeking attractive levels of yield. An anticipated increase in supply is expected to be met with additional demand from new investors seeking the relative value of the asset class. Fund manager, James King, explains.

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“Generation Income” – looking beyond traditional real estateSubscription

Fri, 11 May 2018

We describe three alternative real estate asset classes that may cater to investors’ income needs. European hotels are becoming ever more interesting – not least due to rising tourism. US real estate is particularly compelling if one invests outside the major agglomerations. And, finally, global income securities (aka listed real estate) provide a full range of instruments with diverse risk and return characteristics.

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Targeting real world impact aligned with the SDGsSubscription

Tue, 22 May 2018

The United Nations put out a strong call to action for the private sector to play a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals over the next 15 years.

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Italian political transition following unclear paths. Wise to wait and see

Tue, 22 May 2018Updated: Wed, 23 May 2018

The political situation in Italy is still uncertain, with some indication, but no formal appointment of the Prime Minister. We may witness a somewhat unusual state of affairs over the next few days, a sort of “technical government” of no parliamentary extraction, subject to a political contract. 

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Each month IPE surveys around 100 asset managers with one or more European segregated mandates for their predictions for equities, bonds and currency markets in the next 6 to 12 months

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Given the similarities between the February 2018 and February 2017 expectations surveys, it may be appropriate to wish everyone a ‘happy same year’. This is not to be taken lightly. Nor is it meant to overlook that while responses may look similar, there are no guarantees global markets will not change or even break in 2018....read more

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William Blair Investment Management
William Blair is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. We work closely with private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors. We are 100% active-employee-owned with broad-based ownership. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. William Blair is based in Chicago with an investment management office in London and service offices in Zurich and Sydney.

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The Case for Macro
Macro investors adopt a top-down view of the world in which they analyze broad trends to allocate risk across asset classes, geographies, sectors, and currencies—resulting in a liquid strategy that aims to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns without having to rely on rising equity or bond markets....read more

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Adding Science to the Art of Active Management
Traditional active asset management firms—long-only, fundamentally-driven stock-pickers—are facing a crisis of relevance as the shift from active to passive picks up....read more


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Asset TV Multi-Asset MasterclassVideoSubscription

Wed, 16 May 2018

2018 has seen volatility return to markets with a vengeance; is that good or bad news for multi-asset fund managers?

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Emerging Markets, Emerging Political ChangeVideoSubscription

Wed, 9 May 2018

A lot of positive political change isn’t reflected in emerging market asset prices. EM investors still demand extra return for political risk even though that risk is going down in some countries—and opportunities are increasing.

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  • QN-2436

    Asset class: Real Estate - Core Open-ended Real Estate Equity Fund (non-listed).
    Asset region: Asia Pacific.
    Size: Approx. CHF 70-100m per investment.
    Closing date: 2018-05-25.

  • QN-2438

    Asset class: High Yield Bonds.
    Asset region: US.
    Size: USD 300 million.
    Closing date: 2018-05-25.

  • RE-2441

    Closing date: 2018-05-31.

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