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Preparing for reflation and rising rates

The global economy is entering a more reflationary environment, boosting the odds of a structural rise in interest rates. We offer thoughts from professionals across our firm on ways that investors can position themselves for these potential shifts.

 
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Equity long/short funds: Are the good times gone or does skill still matter?

Author: Matthew Scales, CFA

Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the world has been awash in liquidity. The prolonged and unprecedented use of monetary stimulus has stabilised growth, returned major developed markets to full...

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Jan 2017
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Macro and market

Hidden duration in equities

Authors: Ben Cooper, CFA, ...

US Treasuries are driving equity markets and investors aren’t happy about it. Despite the clamour surrounding bond proxies (such as utilities and low-volatility stocks) over the last few years, it seems...

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Jan 2017
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Macro and market

Reweighting portfolios for a reflating world

Author: Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson

In 2017, I expect politics and policy will again play a major role in driving markets and creating volatility. I anchor my investment ideas to a framework that takes political trends into account, but also...

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Jan 2017
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Macro and market

Global Economic Outlook: The global reflation theme is intact

Author: Robert Scherfke, PhD

We expect stronger global growth and higher inflation in 2017. The developed market macro policy shift is unfolding, with less monetary accommodation and more fiscal spending. We also foresee a tug of war in...

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