Perspectives

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Equities: The landscape has changed and so have our views

Our Blog Jul 18, 2016 Anwiti Bahuguna, Ph.D., Senior Portfolio Manager

The U.K. referendum on EU membership has ushered in a period of uncertainty and political instability, primarily in the U.K. but also in the eurozone. As a result, we have downgraded our outlook for international developed equities.

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Diversification strikes back in 2016

Our Blog Jul 18, 2016 Jeffrey L. Knight, Global Head of Investment Solutions and Co-Head of Global Asset Allocation

After taking a hit in 2015, diversification proved its worth again in the first half of 2016. But a closer look at the catalysts for the recent success reminds us that the benefits of diversification have limits — and analysis of today’s market conditions suggests that investors should resist the urge to become complacent in their diversification strategy.

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Global asset allocation update

Our Blog Jul 08, 2016 Global Asset Allocation Team,

Many elements of our process reacted to Brexit volatility, and the net result suggests a slightly defensive stance.

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Don’t be caught off guard: Spot the warning signs of a dividend cut

Our Blog Jul 07, 2016 Melda Mergen, Managing Director, Head of Equities

Investors hungry for income are naturally attracted to investments that offer higher than average dividend yields. However, with dividend cuts on the rise it’s risky to reach for yield without paying attention to the quality of dividends and the health of the businesses behind them. This article takes a closer look at what happens inside companies that eventually cut their dividends and how investors can avoid getting caught off guard.

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Breaking up is hard to do – what to watch for as the dust settles

Our Blog Jul 06, 2016 Colin Moore, Global Chief Investment Officer

As the financial markets adjust to the aftershocks of the historic U.K. referendum vote, spectators aren’t the only ones left scratching their heads. After the referendum, financial markets have begun to adjust, moving beyond the initial emotional response. So, as the dust begins to settle, many are left asking, “Now what?”

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