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Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson
Global Investment and Multi-Asset Strategist
Jun 2017
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Macro and market

Multi-Asset Outlook — New info, new strategies for the second half

It paid to be contrarian in the first half of this year. While equities advanced more than bonds, investor confidence in the “reflation trade” waned amid growing scepticism about the Trump... Read More

Jun 2017
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Macro and market

Catching the turn in Japanese equities

While US and European equities have strongly advanced this year, Japan has been a notable laggard. Despite more attractive valuations, asset owners seem to have given up on Japanese equities, frustrated by... Read More

May 2017
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Geopolitical

Political turmoil in the US and EM: Same week, different implications

After months of eerily low volatility and higher valuations in risk assets, markets got hit with a double whammy last week of untoward political developments in the US and Brazil. Here, I’ll cover what... Read More

Correlation and dispersion: Return of the stock picker's market?

Even for the most skilled equity portfolio managers, high correlations and low dispersion can be an unhealthy mix. If returns for individual securities move in the same direction (high correlation) and at a... Read More

May 2017
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Macro and market

Some certainty for European markets (for a change): are equities still a buy?

Emmanuel Macron has been elected the next president of France, eliminating a major tail risk and inserting some near-term certainty into the markets. Following Macron’s advancement in the first-round... Read More