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Our analysts recap activities across global markets in our weekly report.
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July 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

Active investing is suited to the uncertain markets ahead

Active investing is suited to the uncertain markets ahead

Active investing is suited to the uncertain...

Changing market conditions will provide new risks and opportunities.

By Robert W. Sharps

Robert W. Sharps Chair of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

July 2024 / EQUITY

South Korea value-up: Lessons from Japan

South Korea value-up: Lessons from Japan

South Korea value-up: Lessons from Japan

South Korea’s “Corporate Value-Up Program” is modeled after similar reforms in Japan.

By Ernest C. Yeung

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

July 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...

July 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

The inflation roller coaster

The inflation roller coaster

The inflation roller coaster

Diverging trends in goods and services prices complicate the inflation outlook.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

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July 2024 / EQUITY

Market concentration: Facts versus opinions

Market concentration: Facts versus opinions

Market concentration: Facts versus opinions

Market concentration in U.S. and technology stocks a concern for clients.

By Rahul Ghosh

Rahul Ghosh Portfolio Specialist, Global Equities

July 2024 / VIDEO

Growing pains and opportunity: Analyzing what's next in the AI boom

Growing pains and opportunity: Analyzing what's next in the AI boom

Growing pains and opportunity: Analyzing...

David Giroux explains why AI is likely to be deflationary over time and why he likes...

By David R. Giroux

David R. Giroux Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Investment Officer

June 2024 / VIDEO

Two questions on U.S. equities with Gabe Solomon

Two questions on U.S. equities with Gabe Solomon

Two questions on U.S. equities with Gabe...

Portfolio Manager Gabe Solomon discusses his outlook for U.S. large-cap value equities.

By Gabriel Solomon

Gabriel Solomon Co-Portfolio Manager

June 2024 / VIDEO

Two Questions on U.S. Equities with Julian Cook

Two Questions on U.S. Equities with Julian Cook

Two Questions on U.S. Equities with Julian...

Portfolio Specialist Julian Cook discusses his outlook and expectations for U.S....

By Julian Cook

Julian Cook Portfolio Specialist

June 2024 / VIDEO

Two Questions on U.S. Equities with Matt Mahon

Two Questions on U.S. Equities with Matt Mahon

Two Questions on U.S. Equities with Matt...

Portfolio Manager Matt Mahon discusses his outlook and expectations for U.S. smaller...

By Matt Mahon

Matt Mahon Co-Portfolio Manager

June 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

The hottest debate in asset allocation: Value vs. Growth

The hottest debate in asset allocation: Value vs. Growth

The hottest debate in asset allocation: Value...

On the Asset Allocation Committee (AAC), we like value stocks as a tactical trade...

By Sébastien Page

Sébastien Page Head of Global Multi-Asset and CIO

June 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...

June 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

Building next-generation target date strategies through personalization

Building next-generation target date strategies through personalization

Building next-generation target date strategies...

Technology has opened up new opportunities to personalize target date strategies.

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors

June 2024 / FIXED INCOME

Credit investing for today’s evolving markets

Credit investing for today’s evolving markets

Credit investing for today’s evolving markets

Headwinds call for choosing credit solutions with rigorous research

By Kenneth A. Orchard

Kenneth A. Orchard Head of International Fixed Income

June 2024 / MULTI-ASSET

A new era for commodities?

A new era for commodities?

A new era for commodities?

We may be on the cusp of another period of strong commodity returns.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

May 2024 / EQUITY

Meet Hari Balkrishna

Meet Hari Balkrishna

Meet Hari Balkrishna

Portfolio Manager, Global Impact Equity Strategy.

May 2024 / 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 Global Retirement Strategist

May 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...

May 2024 / FIXED INCOME

The benefits of hedged diversification

The benefits of hedged diversification

The benefits of hedged diversification

Non-U.S. bonds currently offer higher yields on a currency-hedged basis

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

May 2024 / ASSET ALLOCATION

Let’s get real (about interest rates)

Let’s get real (about interest rates)

Let’s get real (about interest rates)

Higher real rates in the coming years might favor value stocks

By Sébastien Page

Sébastien Page Head of Global Multi-Asset and CIO

May 2024 / VIDEO

Hedging inflation risk

Hedging inflation risk

Hedging inflation risk

Recession fears are fading, but inflation concerns are on the rise.

By Timothy C. Murray

Timothy C. Murray Capital Markets Strategist

April 2024 / EQUITY

The U.S. economy has defied recessionary fears. What now?

The U.S. economy has defied recessionary fears. What now?

The U.S. economy has defied recessionary...

An economic “soft landing” is undoubtedly positive, but there are reasons to be cautious.

By Justin P. White

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

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 Global 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

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

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

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

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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / 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 Global Fixed Income and CIO

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 / 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 Global 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 Chair of the Board, 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 Global 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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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

September 2022 / INTERNATIONAL EQUITIES

The Regime Change in Markets Demands Fresh Ideas

The Regime Change in Markets Demands Fresh Ideas

The Regime Change in Markets Demands Fresh...

Alpha potential is still available for those who adapt to the new paradigm.

By Justin Thomson

Justin Thomson Head of International Equity and CIO

September 2022 / STABLE VALUE

Impact of Rising Rates on Stable Value

Impact of Rising Rates on Stable Value

Impact of Rising Rates on Stable Value

Stable value industry on firm footing amid rate hikes.

By Multiple Authors

By Multiple Authors