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Opposite Ends of Credit Spectrum Enhance PortfolioSubscription

Tue, 27 Jun 2017

Mark Vaselkiv and Andrew McCormick argue that a sound US fixed income investment strategy involves combining overweight allocations to sectors with high credit quality.

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Market Insights: Retail Outlook 2017Subscription

Wed, 21 Jun 2017Updated: Fri, 23 Jun 2017

The outlook for the retail sector will be mixed. Economic and political events are expected to weaken consumer confidence and retail spend, while technological advances will continue to change the dynamics of the sector.

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enter the vortex

Enter the vortex: How asset managers can transcend digital disruption

Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Innovation in financial technology has unleashed a digital vortex that promises to transform the asset management value chain, from asset gathering through to investment and operations. 

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a macro risk based approach to alternative risk premia allocation

A macro risk-based approach to alternative risk premia allocation

Wed, 28 Jun 2017

Alternative risk premia are encountering growing interest from investors. They mimic strategies formerly available through investment in hedge fund vehicles but with more favourable liquidity and cost characteristics.

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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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When fewer than one in 10 respondents expects something to happen, it is hard to accept it could happen. There is an increased number of such instances in the most recent IPE Asset Manager Expectations poll....read more

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Economic Insights: February 2017
Recession; it follows an expansion as the economy encounters constraints, inflation rises, and the Fed hikes interest rates. A recovery follows a recession and begins a new era of better growth, mild inflation, and stock market gains....read more

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The nimble and the quick: Success in the future of asset management
Being nimble in the asset management industry means having the organizational agility to adjust to markets and client needs efficiently and cost effectively. For passive managers, scale and low fees will continue to be the point of competition. For active managers, clients will require access to a diverse set of niche asset classes to provide alpha atop their passive core portfolio’s beta exposure....read more


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Video: Economic Midyear OutlookVideo

Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Markus Schomer, CFA, Chief Economist, on surprises the global economy has served up, and why 2017 may be the year where growth cycles become more synchronized.

Video: Multi-Asset Midyear OutlookVideo

Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Michael J. Kelly, CFA, Global Head of Multi-Asset, explores the new market regime and why an active approach is critical.

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