MARKET COMMENTARY

October 12, 2020

In this white paper, Thematic Investing: Turning Insights into Alpha, we define thematic investing, discuss the different approaches to investing in themes, explore the varied ways to execute on a thematic thesis, and highlight the advantages and potential pitfalls inh...

October 6, 2020

While the case for ESG screens enhancing returns is a mixed one, there is stronger evidence that the application of ESG criteria does reduce investment risk, resulting in more favorable risk-adjusted returns.

October 1, 2020

Any advisor knows the sequence of returns risk may be the greatest risk facing retirees. The danger of down markets occurring near to or early in retirement, coupled with withdrawals to fund retirement spending, can be lethal to the longevity of an individual’s retirem...

September 28, 2020

Here are the five critical economic measures that, I believe, will provide the best insight into the state of economic recovery and its sustainability.

September 16, 2020

The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the target range for the federal funds rate at 0-0.25 percent, in line with the futures’ market expectations. The committee noted that the ongoing health crisis represents short- and medium-term risks to the economic o...

September 8, 2020

From search engines to GPS, the mark of this latest iteration of technological evolution is that so much innovation is made available to consumers for free. Despite the advent of companies like Google, Uber and Facebook, economic growth has been below trend for the las...

July 15, 2020

THE SECOND QUARTER was another one for the record books. While actual GDP numbers won’t be released until later this month, the results will show the largest decline ever, and by a huge margin. Estimates range from a decline of 35 percent to a decline of more than 50 p...

June 10, 2020

The U.S. Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the target range for the federal funds rate at 0-0.25 percent, in line with the futures’ market expectations. The Committee noted that the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents short- and medium-term risks...

May 19, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on the market has been unsettling. Uncertainty regarding its spread and ultimate economic impact has resulted in exceptional price volatility. While we don’t have any special insight into these two unknowns, we do believe that there ar...

May 7, 2020

Perhaps the most crowded trade coming into 2019 was emerging markets. In a world of aging demographics and slowing economic growth, developing countries were viewed by many market e

xperts as the most recent place to find outsized growth.

Here’s what one of the savviest...

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