Global growth has been at the centre of investor worries, but in some geographies, this is currently more a function of anticipation than hard data. Looking into the fourth quarter of 2019, we would break the world into two groups. Europe and some major emerging markets are seeing weak growth that feels like recession, while the U.S. and other major countries are more at risk of confidence shocks that could overwhelm reasonably strong fundamentals. With our continued overall expectation ...
The investment management industry is experiencing a fundamental change as two long-running trends converge: first, a belief that material environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics can be a driver of better long-term investment performance, and second, a demand from clients to understand the social and environmental impact of their portfolio alongside investment performance.
This quarter, Neuberger Berman’s Asset Allocation Committee Outlook focuses on how surfaces can hide complexity and opportunity. As the S&P 500 Index breaks new records even as U.S. Treasury yields fall in anticipation of rate cuts, we believe it is time to be more cautious in overall stock and bond allocations.
“What’s measured, improves” – Peter Drucker
At Neuberger Berman, we recognize that our clients expect rigorous ESG integration from their investment manager. We firmly believe that attention to material ESG factors helps make us smarter investors, and that engagement with companies on ESG topics helps them perform better for their investors and for society.