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Finding Opportunities in the Noise

Finding Opportunities in the Noise

We see important themes driving markets as we head into the second half of 2017, including market valuations, policy implementation, uncertainty and technology advancement. This quarter’s CIO Insights focuses on where we're looking to...
The President Proposes, The Congress Disposes

The President Proposes, the Congress Disposes

Podcast In this edition of CIO Insights, we provide an update on the continuing evolution of the investment landscape under the new administration. In prior editions, we discussed some of President Trump’s key policy proposals....
Putting Big Data to Work

Putting Big Data to Work

Podcast The big themes coloring the economic, political, and financial environment are by now familiar—low growth, low rates, and low volatility, paired with high valuations and a high degree of uncertainty. This occurs against a...
Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots?

Podcast We have been writing for some time now about economic and political uncertainty. One factor underpinning both these conditions is the technological change that is transforming the economy, disrupting long-standing industries, eliminating jobs, and...
Passive Investing Comes with Valuation Risks

Passive Investing Comes with Valuation Risks

Podcast Passive, index-based investing has grown in popularity during the U.S. stock market’s post-Great Recession runup. Despite its recent success, however, passive investing is far from risk free. Built-in momentum bias increases an index’s exposure...
One Thing's Certain: Uncertainty

One Thing’s for Certain: Uncertainty

Uncertainty has become the one certainty in global investing. Investors have lived with it for eight months since the U.S. presidential elections last November. Podcast The surprise election of Donald Trump helped markets surge initially. However,...
Feds Likely to Reduce Balance Sheet, Mindful of Markets

Fed Likely to Reduce Balance Sheet, Mindful of Markets

Investors are bracing for the next leg of the Federal Reserve’s (the Fed’s) “normalization” strategy—the unwinding of quantitative easing (QE). Just as the bond-buying program itself was unprecedented, its unwinding also will be groundbreaking,...
An Eye on Opportunity in an Era of Uncertainty

An Eye on Opportunity Amid Evolving Themes

Podcast Heading into the second half of 2017, we see important themes driving the markets. Valuations are a concern as key equity indexes trade at or near all-time highs, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is charting...
Second Quarter 2017 CIO Insights Podcasts - Rallies and Realities

Second Quarter 2017 CIO Insights Podcasts – Rallies and Realities

With the new administration entering its fourth month, the investment community has been carefully watching President Trump’s key proposals—whether they will be implemented and how they’ll affect various sectors and industries. In this quarter’s...
Secular Trends Over Policy Uncertainty

Secular Trends Over Policy Uncertainty

Podcast Q2 2017 CIO Insights - U.S. Growth Equity - Large Cap The theme of this edition of CIO Insights is the evolving investment landscape under the new administration. Here we look at some of President Trump’s key...