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looking beyond traditional benchmarks to add value in emerging markets

Looking Beyond Traditional Benchmarks to Add Value in Emerging MarketsSubscription

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

As emerging markets have grown in size and importance, emerging market equities have become a core part of many portfolio allocations. 

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the us debt ceiling saga resumes

The US debt ceiling saga resumesSubscription

Mon, 21 Aug 2017

Since March 2017, the US Treasury has employed “extraordinary measures” to fund the US government, such as halting contributions to certain government pension funds and borrowing money set aside to manage exchange rate fluctuations. But those measures are set to run out by early October.

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how bad could a trade shock be for the industrial sector

How bad could a trade shock be for the industrial sector?Subscription

Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Globalization’s inexorable forty-year march was dealt a blow by Brexit and the subsequent presidential election in the United States. 

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summer air pocket

Summer Air-Pocket

Mon, 21 Aug 2017

Intensifying stress over North Korea boosted most safe havens while dragging risk assets. 

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coping with chaos

Coping with chaosSubscription

Mon, 21 Aug 2017

Chaos describes a state of non-normalness and nonlinearity in complex systems – one that is characterised by surprises. 

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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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It would be an understatement to say the shine has left the US equity market, given this month’s manager expectation submissions. The month’s responses indicate movements across all asset categories, with a positive nod toward Europe, while those who predict change (for instance in the US and the UK) are seeing an erosion of confidence towards equity valuations....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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dividend growth aristocrats

Dividend Growth AristocratsSubscription

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

Explore the risk/return profile of the S&P Dividend Aristocrats.

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Meeting ESG Challenges Head OnSubscription

Tue, 15 Aug 2017

What innovations are helping meet the market’s growing appetite for ESG solutions?

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