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Our analysts recap activities across global markets in our weekly report.
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April 2024 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

April 2024 / FIXED INCOME

Why is it important to measure the impact of a blue bond?

Why is it important to measure the impact of a blue bond?

Why is it important to measure the impact...

Blue bonds need to be evaluated with additional rigor to mitigate against bluewashing...

By Tongai Kunorubwe

Tongai Kunorubwe Head of ESG, Fixed Income

April 2024 / EQUITIES & FIXED INCOME

Blue bonds: The key to unlocking the blue economy’s potential

Blue bonds: The key to unlocking the blue economy’s potential

Blue bonds: The key to unlocking the blue...

Blue bonds provide financing for ocean-friendly or clean water projects in support...

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March 2024 / FIXED INCOME

Dynamic Credit Investing: A Q&A With Saurabh Sud

Dynamic Credit Investing: A Q&A With Saurabh Sud

Dynamic Credit Investing: A Q&A With Saurabh...

Dynamic Credit’s flexible approach has been pivotal over different market conditions.

By Saurabh Sud

Saurabh Sud Portfolio Manager

March 2024 / VIDEO

The Case for Value Video

The Case for Value Video

The Case for Value Video

Reasonable valuations could provide an upside surprise.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

March 2024 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

February 2024 / MARKETS & ECONOMY

Emerging Markets Poised for a Year of Interest Rate Cuts

Emerging Markets Poised for a Year of Interest Rate Cuts

Emerging Markets Poised for a Year of Interest...

Inflation continues to fall, paving the way for more interest rate cuts from emerging...

By Christopher J. Kushlis

Christopher J. Kushlis Asia Sovereign Analyst, London

February 2024 / FIXED INCOME

Central Bank Rate-Cut Pricing is Eye-Catching But Deceiving

Central Bank Rate-Cut Pricing is Eye-Catching But Deceiving

Central Bank Rate-Cut Pricing is Eye-Catching...

The large number of priced-in 2024 rate cuts is an average of expectations across...

By Arif Husain

Arif Husain Head of International Fixed Income and CIO

February 2024 / MARKETS & ECONOMY

Conditions Are Ripe For A Goldilocks Economy, But Dangers Lurk

Conditions Are Ripe For A Goldilocks Economy, But Dangers Lurk

Conditions Are Ripe For A Goldilocks Economy,...

Conditions are ripe for a moderate growth recovery, but political risks pose a threat.

By Nikolaj Schmidt

Nikolaj Schmidt Chief Global Economist

February 2024 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

February 2024 / VIDEO

After the Fed Pivot, What’s Next?

After the Fed Pivot, What’s Next?

After the Fed Pivot, What’s Next?

With cooling expectations, investors wonder when and how far U.S. rates will fall...

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

February 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

Forecasting European Equity Earnings with Macro Factors

Forecasting European Equity Earnings with Macro Factors

Forecasting European Equity Earnings with...

A strong relationship exists between equity earnings, inflation, and unemployment.

January 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

Is the Market Broadening?

Is the Market Broadening?

Is the Market Broadening?

Will small-caps eventually “show up” for investors?

By Sébastien Page

Sébastien Page Head of Global Multi-Asset and CIO

January 2024 / EQUITY

Tech Tour Insights: What's Next for AI Investing?

Tech Tour Insights: What's Next for AI Investing?

Tech Tour Insights: What's Next for AI Investing?

Listen to our panel of technology portfolio managers discuss key takeaways from their...

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

January 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

Macro‑Implied Earnings

Macro‑Implied Earnings

Macro‑Implied Earnings

A simple model can explain how earnings will respond to changes in the health of...

By Sébastien Page

Sébastien Page Head of Global Multi-Asset and CIO

January 2024 / EQUITY

Investing in China Means Embracing Discomfort

Investing in China Means Embracing Discomfort

Investing in China Means Embracing Discomfort

Sentiment toward China is weak, but opportunities exist for investors who seek them.

By Justin Thomson

Justin Thomson Head of International Equity and CIO

January 2024 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

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December 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

December 2023 / MARKETS & ECONOMY

Europe Must Tread a Fine Line to Avoid Stagnation

Europe Must Tread a Fine Line to Avoid Stagnation

Europe Must Tread a Fine Line to Avoid Stagnation

Weak macro outlook must be balanced with need to tackle inflation.

By Tomasz Wieladek

Tomasz Wieladek T. Rowe Price Chief European Economist

December 2023 / VIDEO

Artificial Intelligence: The New Electricity?

Artificial Intelligence: The New Electricity?

Artificial Intelligence: The New Electricity?

AI has the potential to be the biggest productivity enhancer to the global economy...

By Dominic Rizzo

Dominic Rizzo Portfolio Manager

November 2023 / VIDEO

Are U.S. Stocks Worth the Price?

Are U.S. Stocks Worth the Price?

Are U.S. Stocks Worth the Price?

The Magnificent 7 have distorted U.S. equity valuations.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

November 2023 / RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

Personalization Outlook

Personalization Outlook

Personalization Outlook

Targeted experiences can drive behavioral change and improve retirement outcomes.

November 2023 / RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

Retirement Income Outlook

Retirement Income Outlook

Retirement Income Outlook

Growing demand could drive innovation and adoption of retirement income solutions.

November 2023 / RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

Diversification Outlook

Diversification Outlook

Diversification Outlook

A complex market environment sharpens focus on diversification opportunities.

November 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

November 2023 / INTEGRATED EQUITY

Integrated Equity Quarterly Newsletter

Integrated Equity Quarterly Newsletter

Integrated Equity Quarterly Newsletter

Understanding Market Dynamics Better With Thematic Baskets

October 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

October 2023 / ASSET ALLOCATION

The Inflation Battle May Not Be Over

The Inflation Battle May Not Be Over

The Inflation Battle May Not Be Over

An uptick in some prices could mean higher rates for longer.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

October 2023 / TARGET DATE INVESTING

Is Your Target Date Portfolio Diversified Enough?

Is Your Target Date Portfolio Diversified Enough?

Is Your Target Date Portfolio Diversified...

Every component in our portfolio design has a purpose for our clients.

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

October 2023 / GLOBAL FIXED INCOME

Government Bond Issuance Boom to Pressure Yields Higher

Government Bond Issuance Boom to Pressure Yields Higher

Government Bond Issuance Boom to Pressure...

A flood of new global sovereign debt will affect market dynamics.

By Arif Husain

Arif Husain Head of International Fixed Income and CIO

October 2023 / ESG

Counting the Cost of Biodiversity Loss

Counting the Cost of Biodiversity Loss

Counting the Cost of Biodiversity Loss

Addressing the challenge of integrating biodiversity into investment analysis.

By Tongai Kunorubwe

Tongai Kunorubwe Head of ESG, Fixed Income

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October 2023 / ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE

Keeping Pace With the Energy Transition

Keeping Pace With the Energy Transition

Keeping Pace With the Energy Transition

Energy transition has broad economic, political, and investment implications.

By Maria Elena Drew

Maria Elena Drew Director of Research, Responsible Investing

September 2023 / RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

What’s Next for Stable Value?

What’s Next for Stable Value?

What’s Next for Stable Value?

Stable value could benefit after the Fed stops hiking.

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

September 2023 / GLOBAL FIXED INCOME

The Fairy Tale of a Soft Landing

The Fairy Tale of a Soft Landing

The Fairy Tale of a Soft Landing

The consensus view shift toward a mild downturn looks misplaced.

By Arif Husain

Arif Husain Head of International Fixed Income and CIO

September 2023 / EMERGING MARKETS

Why You Should Consider a Better Future for EM Equities

Why You Should Consider a Better Future for EM Equities

Why You Should Consider a Better Future for...

Turnaround factors are forming to support emerging markets.

By Ernest C. Yeung

Ernest C. Yeung Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Discovery Equity Strategy

September 2023 / STRATEGIC INVESTING

Using Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Our Investment Processes

Using Artificial Intelligence to Enhance Our Investment Processes

Using Artificial Intelligence to Enhance...

Driving deliberate innovation with AI tools to boost human decision‑making

By Robert W. Sharps

Robert W. Sharps Chief Executive Officer and President

September 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

September 2023 / RETIREMENT

Planning for Spending Volatility in Retirement

Planning for Spending Volatility in Retirement

Planning for Spending Volatility in Retirement

Access to liquidity and a focus on growth could mitigate spending increases.

By Sudipto Banerjee

Sudipto Banerjee Director of Retirement Thought Leadership

September 2023 / U.S. EQUITIES

A Growing Dividend Can Add Up

A Growing Dividend Can Add Up

A Growing Dividend Can Add Up

Don’t overlook the long-term appeal of a rising dividend.

By Thomas J. Huber

Thomas J. Huber Portfolio Manager

August 2023 / MULTI-ASSET

Inflation Globalization

Inflation Globalization

Inflation Globalization

Understanding the drivers of domestic and global inflation.

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

August 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

August 2023 / VIDEO

A New Era of Gulf Aid: Potential Winners and Losers

A New Era of Gulf Aid: Potential Winners and Losers

A New Era of Gulf Aid: Potential Winners...

A new era of Gulf aid could emerge—which countries could potentially benefit, and...

By Razan Nasser

Razan Nasser Credit Analyst

August 2023 / VIDEO

Leaning Into Real Assets

Leaning Into Real Assets

Leaning Into Real Assets

Our Asset Allocation Committee recently added to real assets equities, given attractive...

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

August 2023 / GLOBAL FIXED INCOME

The Four U.S. Treasury Yield Phases of a Fed Tightening Cycle

The Four U.S. Treasury Yield Phases of a Fed Tightening Cycle

The Four U.S. Treasury Yield Phases of a...

Portfolio managers collaborate to help shape duration positioning.

By Arif Husain

Arif Husain Head of International Fixed Income and CIO

July 2023 / VIDEO

U.S. Equities Are Back in Favor

U.S. Equities Are Back in Favor

U.S. Equities Are Back in Favor

Earnings outlook for U.S. companies is trending positive.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

July 2023 / GLOBAL EQUITIES

Where Now for Global Equity Markets?

Where Now for Global Equity Markets?

Where Now for Global Equity Markets?

Five forces defining the equity cycle.

By Scott Berg

Scott Berg Portfolio Manager, Global Growth Equity Strategy

July 2023 / RETIREMENT

Stretching a Match

Stretching a Match

Stretching a Match

Revising matching contributions could encourage higher deferral rates.

July 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

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June 2023 / U.S. EQUITIES

Growth Matters Even More Amid Uncertainty

Growth Matters Even More Amid Uncertainty

Growth Matters Even More Amid Uncertainty

Where we look for growth and how much we pay for it are also key.

By Joseph Fath

Joseph Fath Portfolio Manager

June 2023 / ESG

Meet Matthew Lawton

Meet Matthew Lawton

Meet Matthew Lawton

Portfolio Manager, Global Impact Credit Strategy

By Matthew Lawton

Matthew Lawton Portfolio Manager

June 2023 / GLOBAL FIXED INCOME

Four Themes Shaping Global High Yield Bonds

Four Themes Shaping Global High Yield Bonds

Four Themes Shaping Global High Yield Bonds

Opportunities to generate value amid volatility

By Michael Della Vedova

Michael Della Vedova Portfolio Manager, Global High Income Bond Strategy

June 2023 / GLOBAL EQUITIES

Generative AI Holds Promise and Peril for Investors

Generative AI Holds Promise and Peril for Investors

Generative AI Holds Promise and Peril for...

Looking beyond the hype to see opportunities in builders and toolmakers

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

June 2023 / U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY

U.S. Debt Deal May Mark New Era in Federal Spending

U.S. Debt Deal May Mark New Era in Federal Spending

U.S. Debt Deal May Mark New Era in Federal...

Here's what it could mean for the economy, industry, and policy.

By Michael Pinkerton

Michael Pinkerton Washington Associate Analyst, U.S. Equity Division

June 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

June 2023 / GLOBAL EQUITIES

The Japan Story Is Gathering Momentum

The Japan Story Is Gathering Momentum

The Japan Story Is Gathering Momentum

Macro risks have risen, but the outlook for Japan appears bright.

By Archibald Ciganer

Archibald Ciganer Regional Portfolio Manager

June 2023 / CHINA EQUITIES

China Midyear Market Outlook

China Midyear Market Outlook

China Midyear Market Outlook

A more broad-based recovery after initial reopening, though some bumpiness is expected.

By Jacqueline Liu

Jacqueline Liu Portfolio Manager

May 2023 / MARKET EVENTS

Implications of the Debt Ceiling Showdown for Investors

Implications of the Debt Ceiling Showdown for Investors

Implications of the Debt Ceiling Showdown...

As the “x-date” approaches, our portfolio managers and experts are closely monitoring...

May 2023 / GLOBAL FIXED INCOME

The Art of Actively Managing Interest Rate Risk

The Art of Actively Managing Interest Rate Risk

The Art of Actively Managing Interest Rate...

With volatility likely to persist, an active approach remains critical.

By Amanda Stitt

Amanda Stitt Portfolio Specialist

May 2023 / INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES

International Equities Are Positioned for a Comeback

International Equities Are Positioned for a Comeback

International Equities Are Positioned for...

Regime change in markets may signal the end of U.S. dominance.

By Justin Thomson

Justin Thomson Head of International Equity and CIO

May 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

May 2023 / GLOBAL EQUITIES

Integrated Equity Quarterly Newsletter

Integrated Equity Quarterly Newsletter

Integrated Equity Quarterly Newsletter

Evaluating the Reasonableness of Stock Price-Implied Expectations

April 2023 / FIXED INCOME

Smoothing the Ride for Credit Allocations

Smoothing the Ride for Credit Allocations

Smoothing the Ride for Credit Allocations

Dynamic Credit Strategy offers a flexible, differentiated approach.

By Saurabh Sud

Saurabh Sud Portfolio Manager

April 2023 / GLOBAL FIXED INCOME

Currency Hedging Can Boost Yields and Reduce Volatility

Currency Hedging Can Boost Yields and Reduce Volatility

Currency Hedging Can Boost Yields and Reduce...

Interest rate differentials have created some compelling opportunities.

By Kenneth A. Orchard

Kenneth A. Orchard Head of International Fixed Income

April 2023 / VIDEO

A More Turbulent Path for the Fed

A More Turbulent Path for the Fed

A More Turbulent Path for the Fed

Calming banking jitters amid high inflation and slowing growth.

By Christina Noonan

Christina Noonan Associate Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Division

April 2023 / U.S. EQUITIES

Why an All-Cap Approach Makes Sense in Today’s U.S. Equity Market

Why an All-Cap Approach Makes Sense in Today’s U.S. Equity Market

Why an All-Cap Approach Makes Sense in Today’s...

In a tight risk/reward environment, stock selection will likely be the key driver...

By Justin P. White

Justin P. White Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price All‑Cap Opportunities Strategy

April 2023 / INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Global Asset Allocation Viewpoints

Our experts share perspective on market themes and regional trends, plus insights...

April 2023 / GLOBAL EQUITIES

Building Core Strength to Meet Demands of Markets

Building Core Strength to Meet Demands of Markets

Building Core Strength to Meet Demands of...

Positioning across the style spectrum with a focus on individual stock picking.

By Peter J. Bates

Peter J. Bates Portfolio Manager

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March 2023 / RETIREMENT

Implementing an In-Plan Retirement Income Solution

Implementing an In-Plan Retirement Income Solution

Implementing an In-Plan Retirement Income...

Insights from plan sponsors and consultants and five key lessons from a case study.

By Jessica Sclafani

Jessica Sclafani Senior Defined Contribution Strategist

September 2022 / INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES

How Value Can Benefit From a New Investment Cycle

How Value Can Benefit From a New Investment Cycle

How Value Can Benefit From a New Investment...

Four factors set to drive a boom in capital expenditure.

By Ernest C. Yeung

Ernest C. Yeung Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Discovery Equity Strategy

September 2022 / INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES

Playing Field is Now More Even for Value

Playing Field is Now More Even for Value

Playing Field is Now More Even for Value

Headwinds dissipating and valuations at trough levels.

By Colin McQueen

Colin McQueen Portfolio Manager

September 2022 / ASSET ALLOCATION VIEWPOINT

Adjusting Asset Allocation for ESG Preferences

Adjusting Asset Allocation for ESG Preferences

Adjusting Asset Allocation for ESG Preferences

A systematic portfolio construction framework to reflect ESG considerations.

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors