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February 2018

Asean Equities Review

Monthly review of the Asean markets by Martin Currie.


February 2018

2018 Outlook: On Growth, Inflation, Tax Cuts and More

In a Q&A with John Bellows, he discusses the outlook for growth and inflation, the impact of recent tax cuts, the maturity of the current business cycle and where to find value in the market when everything seems expensive.


February 2018

US stocks: Profit-taking, Not Panic

U.S. stocks' decline last week was overdue, and investors should anticipate more volatility in the weeks ahead. But with the economy humming and inflation fears not yet confirmed...


February 2018

US Mortgage Market: Lessons for the past, investing for the future

The US mortgage market is markedly stronger and simpler in the aftermath of the subprime credit bubble that led to...


January 2018

Equity income: Holy Cow!

2017 was another wonderful year for dividend increases and we continue to expect dividends to rise in line with corporate earnings.


January 2018

Central Banks: Behind the Curve

Stephen Smith and Brian Giuliano discuss current central bank policies and how they could have a big impact on markets in the year to come – and beyond.


January 2018

A Different View of Growth

Looking beyond the limits of traditional growth-stock benchmarks has allowed ClearBridge Portfolio Managers Margaret Vitrano and Evan Bauman to thrive in a crowded field.


January 2018

Market & Strategy Update

The slow but steady recovery since the financial crisis continues to make progress; looking ahead, we expect ...


January 2018

Recession Risks Muted Heading into 2018

The positive economic momentum that lifted equities over the past year should continue into 2018, with higher interest rates and inflation posing the biggest risks...


January 2018

How to harness EMs and sleep at night

Emerging markets are a growing part of the RARE Value and RARE Income portfolios and would appear to offer the potential higher growth rates and higher income.


January 2018

Betting on the Non-Evident: Q4 Review and 2018 Outlook

We believe the year 2018 will shape up to be another year of strong global growth. Many emerging markets remain in the virtuous phase of the economic cycle, while the U.S. ...


January 2018

The Year Ahead in Credit

Gary Herbert, Head of Global Credit, joins Brian Giuliano to discuss global credit markets, opportunities and risks for 2018.


January 2018

How Risky is the Russell 2000?

If the Russell 2000 index were a company, how attractive would it be to investors? Royce co-CIO Francis Gannon has his doubts.


January 2018

The Tax Bill: Shades of Great

Our managers see positive impacts from the tax bill - but with some sectors, companies and individuals reaping greater benefits than others. However, that disparity could well create opportunity for active managers.


January 2018

RARE Market Outlook 2018

As we move into 2018, RARE presents their view on the market and what it will mean for global listed infrastructure investors.


January 2018

Twin Tailwinds for Stocks

Changes in the tax code that reward capital expenditures and the repatriation of profits held abroad should boost U.S. GDP as well as corporate productivity.


December 2017

Asia Fixed Income Review

Monthly Asia Fixed Income Review from Western Asset.


December 2017

Global Fixed Income Review

Monthly Global Fixed Income review from Western Asset.


December 2017

Singapore Fixed Income Review

Monthly Singapore Fixed Income review from Western Asset.


December 2017

The FED bets on growth

Chair Janet Yellen's last FOMC decision was talked into financial markets months, if not years in advance. And the Fed increased its economic forecasts ...


November 2017

Ken Leech: Market Commentary

Ken Leech gives his view of the global economy, the impact it will have on bond markets and where value can be found by an active, flexible fixed income investor.


October 2017

Signals from a pick-up in US M&A activity

A pick-up in mergers and acquisitions in unver-valued parts of the US equity market, could start a transition away from mega-cap technology...


October 2017

Market & Strategy Update

The market's enthusiasm for massive growth immediately following last year's US presidential election waned significantly ... Read more on the views from Western Asset.


October 2017

Poised to Lead: Small Caps with Global Exposure

Smaller companies in cyclical sectors that do business abroad - could be well positioned to benefit from improving global growth.


October 2017

Growth Instigator

In this Q&A, Richard Elmslie, explains the exciting growth potential for infrastructure assets over the next decade and their resilience in the face of future downturns.


October 2017

High Yield: Low-hanging Fruit?

The reach for yield may be tempting, but now is not the time to be going for broke...


October 2017

Room to Run, but Watch the Fed

The global economy has been firing on all cylinders, stocks have soared, and recessionary risks remain minimal. But could the Fed's plans to shrink its balance sheet spoil the party?


September 2017

Finding Value in Bonds Now

There is a perception that fixed income isn't offering much value, but CIO Michael Buchanan does see pockets of opportunity in several segments of the market.


September 2017

Unconstrained pioneers since the 1990s

Unconstrained investing, one of the latest buzzwords in asset management, means nothing more than being flexible in one's investment universe ...


September 2017

Has the Phillips Curve Flattened?

Is the Fed's action the final nail in the coffin for the Phillips Curve, the model that describes the relationship between rates of unemployment and rates of inflation in an economy?


August 2017

How Could Small Caps Surprise?

Co-CIO Francis Gannon discusses the ongoing consolidation in small-caps, while also touching on earnings, valuations, and the prospects of a pick-up in volatility.


August 2017

A Yen for the yen?

Japan has been pumping out some relatively spectacular growth numbers this year. Yet, the modest upward trajectory of the yen has been underwhelming. What's the story? And is this growth a flash in the pan or a whiff of something different coming out of Japan?


August 2017

China: What to expect in the next six months


August 2017

Synchronized Earnings Growth and Leveraged Finance Markets

The synchronized recovery in global earnings finally appears to be here. Every major market region in the world is now seeing significant earnings growth. Are there still opportunities in global high yield?


August 2017

Small Cap's Road Back to Normal

Portfolio Manager Chuck Royce and Co-CIO Francis Gannon see a consolidating asset class ready to make its next move up.


August 2017

WAM John Bellows: Four lessons from the Taper Tantrum

Emerging Markets are more resilient to any potential new taper tantrum as their spreads are higher and their currencies lower relative to 2013.


August 2017

Bridges Freeze Before Roads: Go Slow

In a way, the Fed was a key first responder to the global financial crisis. And now, it's going to be the first major central bank to pursue quantitative tightening (QT), the more uncertain leg of its great "monetary policy experiment."


July 2017

Could the Fed be more cautious about future hikes?

Steady but unspectacular global growth has not materially changed. We remain optimistic that global growth of around 3% is sustainable while ...


July 2017

U.S. Stocks: Trends Signal Continued Upside

Corporate earnings growth, an expanding economy and ample liquidity remain supportive of the current bull market.


July 2017

Small-cap stocks: Healthy Rotation or Rally at Risk?

Royce Co-CIO Francis Gannon looks at recent small-cap results and sees a consolidating asset class setting the stage for its next move up.


July 2017

Q&A with Richard Elmslie: Trump's Infrastructure Plan

RARE Infrastructure provides insight on President Trump's infrastructure plan, including the necessary incentives to attract private capital and the challenges that the Trump administration could face.


June 2017

Infrastructure and Rising Rates: A Myth Too Far?

There are many who believe rising interest rates pose headwinds for income-producing equities. Yet history suggests infrastructure stocks may be an exception to that rule...


June 2017

Small-Cap Breakout

Will the recent run-up in the Russell 2000 hold? Co-CIO Francis Gannon examines the forces behind the latest rise.


June 2017

Why Active Management Makes A Difference


June 2017

The Fed Hikes, but how many more?

For the second time in 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised the federal funds target rate, now at 1.25%. Will the Fed stand pat in September?


June 2017

UK Election 2017: Hung Parliament


April 2017

Growth is where you find it

Investing in growth stocks outside the limits of traditional benchmarks has allowed ClearBridge PMs Margaret Vitrano and Evan Bauman to thrive in a crowded field.


 
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