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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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The renewed case for absolute return fixed income: From challenges to...

Authors: Chris Perret, CFA, ...

Absolute return fixed income strategies, designed to be opportunistic and capable of performing in both up and down markets, gained the attention and support of investors after the global financial crisis....

File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates, Fixed income strategies for today — and tomorrow, Desire for upside, fear of downside: Can alternatives help?

 
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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 stabilized growth, returned major developed markets to full...

File under: Desire for upside, fear of downside: Can alternatives help?, Preparing for reflation and rising rates

 
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 clamor surrounding bond proxies (such as utilities and low-volatility stocks) over the last few years, it seems...

File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates

 
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...

File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates