Focusing on both offensive and defensive quality helps our analysts identify durable businesses in the pursuit of better portfolio outcomes.
Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor for The Economist, discusses the top global economic trends to watch and gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of the 176-year-old publication. See how the sausage gets made, including the importance of hiring intellectual rebels and writing good puns.
Global equities and bond yields are trending lower, and we maintain a relatively low-risk profile. But we’re always assessing where we can go on the offensive, and in this post we walk through our thinking on some of these opportunities.
When thinking about technology, asset managers and asset owners have similar concerns and opportunities—both when investing in it and applying it. We must understand that technology is less about technology stocks and more about the way disruption affects corporate performance. And we must address the implications of technology for our businesses.
In early 2019, Stephanie Braming, CFA, partner, global head of William Blair Investment Management, participated in The Economist’s Investing for Impact conference in New York City. We later sat down with her to discuss sustainability, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, and the changing demands of the industry.