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    Preparing for a rising rate environment

    With the global economy on a steady though uneven upward trajectory, investors are beginning to contemplate an eventual end to ultra-loose monetary policy and a structural rise in interest rates in many countries. We offer thoughts from professionals across our firm on ways that investors can position themselves for this potential shift.

     
    4 月 2017
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    Macro and market

    Global Economic Outlook — How long can this keep going on?

    作者: Robert Scherfke, PhD

    After emphasizing the global reflation theme throughout the past year, we think this is a good time to step back and assess some of the cyclical and structural headwinds. The world faces an uneasy mix of...

    File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates

     

    Bank loans: 25 years and growing

    Authors: Michael Bacevich, ...

    The bank loan market turned 25 years old in January 2017. To mark the occasion, we profile the evolution of the bank loan market and then highlight the four features of the asset class that have attracted...

    File under: Preparing for reflation and rising rates, Fixed income strategies for today — and tomorrow, The search for income and return

     
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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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    1 月 2017
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    Equity long/short funds: Are the good times gone or does skill still matter?

    作者: 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