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Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson
Global Investment and Multi-Asset Strategist
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

Apr 2017
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Macro and market

Multi-Asset Outlook: is the post-election rally over?

The first quarter did not exactly deliver a continuation of the post-election rally. Equities beat bonds, but leadership within equities rotated back to defensive sectors. The US led other developed markets,... Read More

Mar 2017
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Macro and market

A framework for thinking about rising inflation: Think Function, Not Form

Think Function, Not Form (TFNF) is an asset allocation framework I use to help me construct portfolios with diversified exposure to investments that have the potential to outperform in various economic... Read More