• Weekly Research Briefing:
    Fear of Heights?

    September 18, 2017

    It was all-time equity highs across the board last week, as the global markets disregarded the North Korean fireworks in favor of buying 100-year Austrian bonds at a 2% yield. U.S. economic data began to feel the effects of the recent hurricanes…

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  • The Dangers of Investing Complacency

    We are all aware that sustained volatility has been absent for an extended period; but the good times can’t last forever, and investors need to consider what changes are necessary to position themselves for success in the years to come.

     

     

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  • Defining Alpha...It's Skill Not Excess Return

    Alpha may be a common investment term, but it remains commonly misunderstood. Market observers often define alpha simply as a fund’s outperformance relative to a benchmark. This misconception is not only incorrect, but ignores what alpha truly identifies: manager skill.

     

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  • The New Core Allocation:
    Long/Short Equity

    With equity valuations at elevated levels, subdued economic growth due to changing demographics and stubbornly low productivity gains, as well as a bleak outlook for fixed income, advisors are challenged to rethink foundational portfolio elements of investor portfolios—which means seeking out strategies that bolster the core going forward.

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  • Alpha in all Environments:
    Navigating Through Calm and Crisis

    Investing in the current market environment brings its own unique set of challenges and obstacles, just like every market before it, and likely every market hereafter. To fully prepare a portfolio to weather whatever may come, incorporating investment strategies that can withstand the test of time is paramount.

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