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Reports of the Death of Emerging Markets Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of the Death of Emerging Markets Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States last November initially worried emerging markets (EM) investors. The candidate’s campaign...
Alternatives: Separating Fact from Fiction

Alternatives: Separating Fact From Fiction

Alternative investments have gained prominence over the past few years, especially as alternative mutual funds—also called liquid alternatives—made them accessible to a broader group...
Fed Holds Rates Steady, Sets Stage for Future Moves

Fed Holds Rates Steady, Sets Stage for Future Moves

As expected, the Federal Reserve (Fed) left its interest rate target unchanged at its latest monetary policy meeting. This is consistent with the gradual...
Social Media Creates Significant Wins for Advisors

Social Media Creates Significant Wins for Advisors

In an increasingly busy world, why should financial advisors care about social media? With a finite number of hours each day, is it worth...
Risk-Market Rallies Meet Policy Implementation Realities

Risk-Market Rallies Meet Policy Implementation Realities

Risk markets, including stocks and high-yield bonds, have rallied strongly on the pro-growth promises of Trumponomics—President Trump’s fiscal, regulatory, and trade policy proposals. But...
Evolving the Active vs. Passive Debate

Evolving the Active vs. Passive Debate

The active versus passive debate is again in the spotlight as investors shift assets from active strategies to passive exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and products...
Thinking Outside the Brick and Mortar with Retail Investments

Thinking Outside the Brick and Mortar with Retail Investments

The holiday shopping season is usually the most wonderful time of the year for retailers. Over the past few years, however, it’s brought attention...
Achieving Growth Via Efficiency

Achieving Growth Via Efficiency

Q1 2017 CIO Insights: U.S. Growth Equity - Mid & Small Cap Podcast In an uncertain environment, we believe it’s important to identify efficient companies that...
Lacking Clarity? Go With What You Know

Lacking Clarity? Go with What You Know

Q1 2017 CIO Insights: Disciplined Equity Podcast An ocean of ink will be spilled trying to divine the Trump policy agenda for trade, international relations more broadly,...
What's Next? Munis React to Trump's Victory

What’s Next? Munis React to Trump’s Victory

Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November caused a swift adjustment in municipal bond (muni) prices, as the market factored in the president-elect’s policy proposals....

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