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the beauty of simplicity

The Beauty of Simplicity: The S&P 500 Low Volatility High Dividend Index

Thu, 15 Feb 2018Updated: Fri, 16 Feb 2018

Explore the benefits of this targeted strategy compared with other dividend approaches

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eight reasons to be fearful for the bond market

Eight Reasons to Be Fearful for the Bond MarketSubscription

Wed, 14 Feb 2018Updated: Fri, 16 Feb 2018

Traditional fixed income markets face a number of challenges over the coming year. Tim Haywood, investment director, highlights eight reasons to be fearful for the bond market and how absolute return strategies can exploit these conditions.

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France to lead European recoverySubscription

Mon, 19 Feb 2018

• France is projected to post a strong increase in GDP growth in the next five years, while German and UK growth is shifting down in the same period

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Holding Active Management to a Higher StandardSubscription

Mon, 19 Feb 2018

Data points cannot come close to telling the full story of William Blair’s approach to active management; our story is one defined by our constant evolution. 

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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

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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Mindboggled: Why Your Brain Makes Bad Investing DecisionsVideoSubscription

Wed, 24 Jan 2018

AllianceBernstein portfolio manager Stuart Rae explains how lessons from classic behavioural finance studies can help investors improve the choices they make today.

the 2018 asset class outlook

The 2018 asset class outlook: Disruption is yielding opportunity across markets

Wed, 29 Nov 2017Updated: Wed, 20 Dec 2017

The market environment in 2018 will not benefit all assets equally, requiring investors to be both active and selective to make the most out of their portfolios. Hear the outlook for investing from our asset class heads.

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CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A. attracts Dr Michael Bütter as new Chief Executive Officer and Spokesman of the Executive BoardSubscription

Tue, 6 Feb 2018Updated: Wed, 7 Feb 2018

As of 1 May 2018 Dr Michael Bütter will become successor to the incumbent Chief Executive Officer Sascha M. Wilhelm, who will leave the Company as of 30 April 2018 in best mutual consent. Sascha M. Wilhelm: “It is a good and appropriate time to hand over a successful Company into new hands. I know and appreciate Michael Bütter and will support him to the best of my ability.” 

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