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Land of the Rising Alpha: The Case for Japan Small Cap Equities

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

With its economy on solid footing and companies focusing more on shareholders and corporate governance, Japan offers attractive opportunities for equity investors.

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European social bond strategySubscription

Thu, 9 Nov 2017

A European credit strategy with an innovative social focus that unlocks the full potential of corporate bonds to deliver both financial and social returns.

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Generating social alpha without sacrificing investment returnsSubscription

Thu, 9 Nov 2017

In recent years, European investor engagement with Responsible Investment (RI) has gathered momentum. Some of this growth could be a result of the open and proactive attitude to RI among European policymakers and institutions. But impact investment has also soared in popularity as European investors have begun to consider the effects of their invested capital more deeply. 

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Outlook: Hitting the TargetSubscription

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

Although not ‘all weather’, the standard asset allocation approach has served investors well. However, it is time for a rethink: the 60-40 model of a balanced portfolio of stocks and bonds no longer looks fit for purpose. GAM’s Head of Investment Solutions and Chief Economist Larry Hatheway explains why.

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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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Despite rising geopolitical tensions, there was no corresponding rise in negative sentiment in the most recent survey period. That does not mean there were no changes in sentiment trends; only that shifts were mostly slight. Perhaps it is important to put quiet times in perspective, however. Just as an ocean’s tidal shift can occur almost imperceptibly, the power behind the change can be immense....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

Adding science to the art of active management

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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Climate Analysis Goes Multi-Asset

Thu, 28 Sep 2017Updated: Tue, 7 Nov 2017

How are new metrics and approaches extending climate risk analysis across multi-asset strategies?

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CTAs and Global Macro diverge

Mon, 11 Sep 2017

Market developments were slightly less supportive for risk takers in August as the MSCI world ended the month flat and high yield credit spreads widened. In parallel, sovereign bonds edged higher, with 10-year Treasury yields currently at a 10 month low.

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Larry Young appointed Head of BNP Paribas Real Estate's "International Investment Group"Subscription

Mon, 9 Oct 2017Updated: Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Larry Young, 41 years old, has been appointed head of BNP Paribas Real Estate’s “International Investment Group”, reporting directly to Thierry Laroue-Pont, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Real Estate. He takes over from Etienne Prongué, Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate UK since September 1st, 2017.

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