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Multi-asset
 
Apr 2017
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Macro and market

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

Authors: Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson, ...

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,...

 
Mar 2017
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Macro and market

With uncertainty so high, why is market volatility so low?

Authors: Sunil Kapadia, ...

The outlook for economies and investment markets worldwide seems unusually uncertain amid rising anti-globalization sentiment and electoral surprises such as Brexit and Donald Trump’s win. At the same...

File under: Market volatility: Assessing the wild ride

 
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Rising rates are no panacea for corporate pensions: A case for increasing the...

Author: Amy Trainor, FSA, EA

Derisking by US corporate pension plans (reallocating from equities to long-duration bonds to better match liabilities) has been on hold in recent years, but could resume if funded ratios improve thanks to...

File under: New directions in liability-driven investing

 
Mar 2017
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Macro and market

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

Author: Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson

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...

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