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July 14, 2020
Q&A: The Pandemic and Politics
Assessing the 2020 race in light of COVID-19, economic weakness and civil unrest.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
July 14, 2020
The Past, Present and Future of Insurance-Linked Securities
(14:30) As the insurance industry is potentially facing one of the biggest losses in history due to COVID-19, what can we learn from the past that could allow us to find opportunities in the future?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 12, 2020
Engaging Japan’s Hidden Gems
How a more personal investment approach could help uncover Japan’s small- and mid-cap “hidden gems.”
Fixed Income Investment Outlook
July 09, 2020
The Changing Path to Credit Opportunities
Sector and security selection will likely be the focus of potential fixed income returns from here.
Insights
July 08, 2020
Asian Credit Remains Firmly Investment Grade
Spread-widening in the Asian credit markets due to COVID-19 is understandable, but we believe it overstates downgrade and default risks, and represents an attractive value opportunity for long-term investors.
Insights
July 07, 2020
ESG in Private Markets: Investing for the Long Term
A glimpse into the future of ESG investing in the private markets.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 05, 2020
Building the Liquidity Bridge
Unprecedented liquidity from both central banks and the capital markets is helping non-investment grade borrowers survive the COVID-19 crisis, and substantially lowering estimated default rates.
Expert Update
July 05, 2020
Is Europe Ready for 5G?
(2:42) Despite concerns about slower 5G adoption in Europe compared to the U.S. and Asia, progress has accelerated recently in the E.U. YT Boon, Director of Research, Asia, shares his insights on 5G deployment in Europe and the beneficiaries from this trend.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
July 02, 2020
Venturing Out
Like societies emerging from lockdown, the AAC is venturing out, cautiously.
White Paper
July 01, 2020
Corporate Credit in China: Beyond Domestic Ratings
Investors remain skeptical of domestic corporate credit rating agencies in China, but independent credit research can be used to categorize bonds in accordance with international credit-rating norms.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 30, 2020
Thriving Amid Volatility: Perspectives on Asian Credit
(13:02) Despite volatility seen across global markets, the emerging markets across Asia have continued to thrive, both before and after the COVID-19 crisis. What is it about this region that has created these key opportunities?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 28, 2020
A Strong Recovery Is Not Necessarily a Full One
A run of positive economic data surprises, while welcome, should not distract us from the long struggle ahead.
Systematically Speaking
June 26, 2020
Vixology
How VIX history rhymes—and why we believe option writing strategies are still attractive despite the huge equity market rally.
White Paper
June 23, 2020
“Hidden Quality” in International Equity Markets
Traditional “quality” companies are bunched in a few sectors and appear expensive—is there a more subtle definition that can uncover “hidden” quality?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 21, 2020
The Growing Risk in ‘Risk-Free’ Assets
With the short end of yield curves pinned at zero and the long end depressed, government bonds may not be the portfolio hedges they used to be.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 18, 2020
The Growth of Private Equity Secondaries
(20:49) During the Global Financial Crisis, the Secondaries market created opportunities as a means to gain liquidity in times of duress, but is that the same case today as a result of COVID-19?
Video
June 16, 2020
Huawei and 5G
In the past month, there have been new developments in the U.S.-China trade conflict in Huawei. How could this impact 5G? Director of Research, YT Boon, shares his insight on how there is now a “5G Race” as Huawei continues to accelerate 5G deployment along with meeting supply chain demand.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 14, 2020
5G Dis-Connectivity
Geopolitical and trade tensions may fragment the 5G supply chain, but while that could make the theme more complex to navigate, it is unlikely to diminish its importance.
White Paper
June 12, 2020
Parametric Insurance: Beneficial By Nature
How a little-known corner of the insurance market brings real benefits for both buyers of protection and investors.
Insights
June 10, 2020
Spotlight on Sustainability: Evolving Engagement in ESG and Non-Investment Grade Credit
In February 2020, Neuberger Berman sat with high yield bond issuers to discuss ESG engagement in the Non-Investment Grade credit market.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 07, 2020
The Economy Is Society
As investors and fiduciaries, we have a responsibility to acknowledge the unsustainability of gross inequality.
Insights
June 05, 2020
Neuberger Berman Fixed Income: Company Leadership during COVID-19
Assessing Company Leadership during COVID-19 with Active ESG Engagement
Insights
June 05, 2020
A Very Bond-Friendly Crisis
We believe the COVID-19 crisis and the response from governments and central banks creates an unusually favorable macro environment for credit.
White Paper
June 05, 2020
Gender Diversity Impact: Assessing Gender Diversity Impact at the Portfolio Level
Advancing women’s equality in the workplace could boost global GDP by $12 trillion by 2025.
Portfolio Manager Update
June 02, 2020
“The World’s Factory” Reopens
(5:32) Just as Chinese manufacturers are coming back online, the rest of the global economy is still struggling to contain the outbreak. With overseas demand for Chinese manufactured goods weakening, where does demand come from? How might this affect China’s economy?
Portfolio Manager Update
June 02, 2020
A New Cold War?
(5:29) U.S.-China relations have been tested over the course of the pandemic. There are rising concerns that a potential decoupling of the two countries could usher in a new cold war, which may bring negative impacts to the overall global economy. How might this affect China? Watch this video where Ning Meng, Portfolio Manager – China Equity, discusses his views with Patrick Liu, Head of China, on the economic and equity market outlook for China.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 31, 2020
A Moment of Solidarity for Europe
There is still much work to do, but the Franco-German-led EU Recovery Fund is potentially a very big deal for Europe.
Systematically Speaking
May 29, 2020
Past Performance is Not a Guarantee of Future Results
When the world is changing so rapidly and profoundly, how can we trust the underlying data used in our investment models?
Insights
May 26, 2020
Digital Drivers of Real Estate Opportunity
Shifts in technology are contributing to a new landscape in the listed real estate universe.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 24, 2020
Not Out of the Woods
The discipline of scenario planning helps us focus on what has been achieved, rather than what we hope will be achieved.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
May 18, 2020
Special Update: At the Peak of the Curve
After an apparently strong and rapid equity market rally in April, Neuberger Berman’s AAC reconvenes to reassess its views.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 17, 2020
The Stock Market Is Not the Economy
COVID-19 has damaged a lot of things, including the link between the S&P 500 and the U.S. economy.
Expert Update
May 13, 2020
PE Investing at Market Inflections
(5:34) Faced with the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis and demands for portfolio rebalancing, investors may be tempted to cut their private equity programs or re-think plans to expand them. In this short video interview, John Buser, Executive Vice Chairman—NB Alternatives, looks back to the dotcom era and the Great Financial Crisis to explain why he thinks they should stay the course.
Portfolio Manager Update
May 13, 2020
Equity Investing as We Approach a “New Normal”
(3:59) Richard Nackenson, Neuberger Berman Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses how investor psychology has changed over the past month and where he is finding investment opportunities as we approach a “new normal.”
Insights
May 13, 2020
The Historical Impact of Economic Downturns on Private Equity
An assessment of private equity return patterns in two recent significant downturns.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 10, 2020
Empty Malls and Conference Calls
The COVID-19 crisis has been tough on REITs in general—but some sectors have been resilient, and may offer a glimpse into the future of the asset class.
Insights
May 07, 2020
The New ‘Fusion’
As the physical and digital worlds merge, companies, investors and society will need to adapt.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
May 07, 2020
Real Estate Investing in the Digital Age
(18:52) In the last decade, we have seen that Real Estate investing has been impacted from the demand of cloud computing and 5G connectivity. With the added element of COVID-19, how could it shape the current REITS landscape?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 03, 2020
Canary in the Coal Mine
The credit market has lagged while equities have rallied—is it warning investors not to get carried away?
Portfolio Manager Update
May 01, 2020
Private Equity Perspectives “Moving from Defense to Offense”
(7:27) David Stonberg, Global Co-Head of Private Equity Co-Investments, provides an update on the private equity market and discusses deal activity in the Co-Investment space.
Insights
April 29, 2020
PE Investing at Turning Points in the Market Cycle
Shifting assets from public to private equity in and around downturns has been a rewarding strategy.
CIO Update
April 28, 2020
Recovery Scenarios and Emerging Themes
(4:39) Erik Knutzen shares insights on navigating the range of paths through the recovery and our playbook for capitalizing on investment themes.
Insights
April 28, 2020
The TALF 2.0 Opportunity in Asset Backed Securities
During the 2008 – 10 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve’s Term Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) enabled double-digit returns from high-rated ABS. What are the prospects under TALF 2.0, part of the Fed’s COVID-19 response?
Portfolio Manager Update
April 28, 2020
Trends in Private Market Investing
(3:57) Sean Ward looks at the trends that are emerging across buyout managers and how this is impacting investor sentiment.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 27, 2020
Municipal Bond Market Update
(2:27) James Iselin, Neuberger Berman’s Head of Municipal Fixed Income, discusses the potential for a rise in delinquencies and defaults across the municipal bond market.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 26, 2020
Futures Shock
Amid unprecedented market dislocations and uncertainty, preparing playbooks for a range of outcomes can help us stay nimble and adaptive.
Video
April 24, 2020
Market Volatility | Closing Bell Insights
(6:48) On this episode of Closing Bell Insights, Stephanie B. Luedke, Head of Private Wealth Management joins Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer of Equities, as he shares an update on the current equity market environment and discusses what to potentially expect from an economic “restart”.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 24, 2020
Private Debt Through the Crisis
(3:44) Susan Kasser explores the themes that remain consistent in private debt portfolios through the crisis and those that will likely reassert themselves following the dislocation.
Insights
April 24, 2020
Commitment to Workplace Issues
As part of its ongoing commitment to evaluating workplace issues in the context of seeking sustainable long-term investments, Neuberger Berman became an investor signatory to the Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI) in 2019.
Fixed Income Investment Outlook
April 23, 2020
Opportunity in Credit
The Global Fixed Income team sees potential in credit spreads, with an initial focus on quality.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 22, 2020
EM Equity: A Return to Fundamentals, but a Long Road Ahead
(5:55) Conrad Saldanha, Neuberger Berman Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses April’s EM equity market rally and the impact of falling oil prices on EM economies.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 22, 2020
The Pandemic’s Effect on the Retail Sector
(6:21) Sam Porat discusses the impact the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on the retail sector and how it has compared to previous downturns.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 22, 2020
Perspective on Private Credit
(4:22) Listen to David Lyon as he discusses the current dislocation in the credit markets and the types of investment opportunities that may emerge as a result.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 21, 2020
Real Estate Investing Through the Crisis
(4:40) Matthew Kaplan reviews the impact to different sectors of the real estate market resulting from COVID-19 and where opportunities may arise as the market finds its footing.
Expert Update
April 21, 2020
Energy Update: Oil Prices Fall to Historic Lows
(3:52) Jeff Wyll, Neuberger Berman Senior Research Analyst, discusses the April 20th collapse in U.S. oil prices and the implications for investors in the energy sector.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 21, 2020
Opportunity in Credit Dislocation
(4:18) Michael Holmberg and John Humphrey provide an update on the credit market dislocations resulting from the crisis, what is causing concern in the market and how to find the opportunities that are emerging.
Expert Update
April 21, 2020
NB25+: Advance Vote Disclosure
(2:18) Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman, introduces our advance vote disclosure initiative, Neuberger Berman’s commitment to releasing our voting intentions on over 25 proxy votes this proxy season.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 19, 2020
A Playbook for the Recovery
We’ve been refining our outlook for the COVID-19 crisis and recovery—and it emphasizes patience and caution about the equity market rally.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 17, 2020
Fixed Income Market Update: A Lower Volatility Environment
(3:13) Ashok Bhatia, Neuberger Berman Deputy Chief Investment Officer - Fixed Income, discusses the decline of fixed income market volatility in April and provides an update on where his team is finding value across the fixed income markets.
Investment Quarterly
April 16, 2020
Investing Through the Pandemic
The health crisis and its aftermath will take time to resolve. Understanding the dynamics and focusing on the long term can help investors stay the course.
Investment Quarterly
April 16, 2020
Capturing the Potential of ‘Big Data’
Drawing investment insights from digital information is all the rage, but analysis and execution may be crucial to achieving success.
Expert Update
April 15, 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Borrowers
(4:57) Peter Sterling, Head of Specialty Finance, addresses the impact of COVID-19 on different segments within specialty finance with a look at how to dampen the impact and expectations for the future.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 15, 2020
A View of Markets Through Insurance Securities
(6:23) Peter DiFiore, Portfolio Manager on the Insurance Linked Strategies team, discusses developments in the Insurance Linked Securities market while identifying trends and implications investors should be aware of.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 15, 2020
European Private Equity Insights
(7:05) Joana Rocha Scaff, Head of Europe Private Equity, delves into how European private equity firms are dealing with the crisis, best practices for investor communications and the importance of understanding the long and short term impact of the crisis.
Insights
April 15, 2020
Using Our Voice in Value Investing
Constructive relationships and a long-term perspective can open doors when engaging with companies and other shareholders.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 15, 2020
Secondary Private Equity Through Market Cycles
(6:45) Tristram Perkins, Global Co-Head of Secondary Private Equity, looks at the impact of today’s crisis on the secondary market and how it compares to the global financial crisis.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 14, 2020
Private Equity Investing in Today's Market
(6:40) Jonathan Shofet, Global Head of the Firm’s Private Investment Portfolios group, looks at how private equity funds are navigating the impact of COVID-19, with a focus on the types of investments we are seeing given the current environment.
Expert Update
April 14, 2020
A View of the Private Equity Environment
(4:20) Anthony Tutrone, Global Head of Alternatives, looks at private equity valuations through crises and the investment environment looking ahead.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 13, 2020
Volatility Update: Swings in Sentiment Keep Volatility Levels Elevated
(4:47) Derek Devens, Neuberger Berman Option Group Portfolio Manager, talks about continuing volatility, the factors that could steer it one way or another and the potential implications for Options investors.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 12, 2020
Protective and Proactive
Liquid alternatives and private market investors are proving their worth during the current turmoil.
Article Reprint
April 11, 2020
Neuberger Votes Against Lennar Management in First Vote of New Proxy Initiative
Starting on April 3rd, as part of a new Neuberger Berman initiative, NB25+, we began to publish our vote intentions in advance for key votes. We have committed to do so for at least 25 votes this proxy season.
Video
April 09, 2020
In the News: Charles Kantor featured on Bloomberg US Markets
Charles Kantor, Senior Portfolio Manager, The Kantor Group recently appeared on Bloomberg US Markets to discuss the current volatility in the equity markets and why he believes companies with solid balance sheets and business models will likely prevail during this period of uncertainty. Charles also shared his thoughts on why he believes this is different than the Global Financial Crisis of 2008.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 09, 2020
European Fixed Income Market Update
(7:47) In this video, Investment Grade European Fixed Income Head, Patrick Barbe provides an update on current conditions across bond markets, explaining what he believes marks an important turning point in the current situation. He also offers his outlook and an update on positioning, considering potential trends such as a shift away from globalization towards more domestically-oriented growth prospects.
CIO Update
April 09, 2020
Macro Insights and Asset Allocation
(4:17) Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer – Multi-Asset Class Strategies, discusses why he believes the market volatility that has characterized this environment will continue to persist along with highlighting select areas that may present opportunities for investors.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 09, 2020
Small Cap Equity Market Update
(2:30) Benjamin Nahum, Neuberger Berman Small Cap Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses how small cap equities performed amidst the market sell-off in the first quarter of 2020 and provides an update on portfolio positioning.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
April 09, 2020
The Health Care Sector through a COVID-19 Lens
(17:55) On Thursday, April 2, Senior Health Care Analyst, Terri Towers, spoke with us to discuss her views on the implications of COVID-19 on the health care sector.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 08, 2020
Hedge Fund Market Update
(7:29) Jeff Majit, Co-Head of NB Alternative Investment Management, discusses how various segments of the hedge fund market have performed during the recent period of heightened market volatility and how his team is positioning portfolios during this uncertain time.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 08, 2020
Real Estate Securities Market Update
(4:12) In this short video, Gillian Tiltman, Portfolio Manager of the UK and Continental European portion of Neuberger Berman’s Real Estate Securities Group offers an update on real estate markets. Gillian explains why some of the longer-term secular demand trends her team have been focused on are now being highlighted by the current situation. She also updates on positioning across portfolios.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 08, 2020
Currency Market Update
(9:28) In this video, Neuberger Berman’s Head of Global Currency, Ugo Lancioni provides an update on currency markets during the current period of volatility. Ugo reviews how global currencies have been impacted by the situation, outlining key drivers of FX markets. He also explains how he aims to identify the winners and losers amid the current dynamics.
Insights
April 07, 2020
Do Banks Have a Liquidity Problem?
Many Institutions are in strong financial shape, while recent issuance reflects prudence in the face of crisis.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 07, 2020
EAFE Equity Market Update: Volatility Persists
(6:37) Benjamin Segal, Neuberger Berman EAFE Equity Portfolio Manager, provides an update on non-U.S. developed equity markets and how the impact of COVID-19 varies across and within regions.
Expert Update
April 06, 2020
Credit Dynamics
(19:04) Senior credit professionals Ashok Bhatia, Deputy CIO in Fixed Income, David Brown, Co-Head of Global Investment Grade Fixed Income, Susan Kasser, Co-Head of Private Credit and Joseph Lynch, Global Co-Head of Non-Investment Grade Credit discuss the market implications and potential opportunities arising from the recent unusual market dynamics.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 05, 2020
A Tale of Two Markets
March was the worst of times for financial markets, and yet the best of times for primary issuance of investment grade credit.
Systematically Speaking
April 03, 2020
Risk Parity and the Fallacy of the Single Cause
Were risk parity strategies really the cause of the recent correlated stock and bond market sell-off, or one of its victims?
Portfolio Manager Update
April 03, 2020
Fixed Income Market Update: “A Week of Healing”
(5:37) Thomas Sontag, Neuberger Berman Investment Grade Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, provides an update on the investment grade fixed income market and discusses how the U.S. mortgage-backed securities market fared over recent weeks.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 03, 2020
Large Cap Growth Investing During a Volatile Time
(5:06) Jason Tauber, Neuberger Berman Large Cap Growth Portfolio Manager, discusses how growth stocks have performed amidst the recent equity market decline and provides an update on portfolio positioning.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 03, 2020
Small Cap Equity Market Update
(4:35) Judy Vale, Neuberger Berman Small Cap Equity Portfolio Manager, provides an update on the small cap equity market for the first quarter of 2020 and portfolio positioning amidst this period of market uncertainty.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 03, 2020
Real Estate Securities Update: Market Reacts to Stimulus Package
(4:51) Steve Shigekawa, Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Portfolio Manager, discusses the impact of the recently approved fiscal and monetary stimulus packages and portfolio positioning in light of the economic slowdown.
Insights
April 03, 2020
China Recovers
China was the first economy to be struck down by COVID-19, but that means it is the first to recover—and its onshore bond and equity markets may be a good place to get exposure.
Insights
April 02, 2020
Investment Grade Credit: Open For Business
The new-issue market remains available to investment-grade corporate credit, thanks to swift and sizeable monetary support from the Federal Reserve.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 02, 2020
Uncorrelated Strategies Market Update
(6:51) In this short video, Portfolio Manager, Fred Ingham provides an update on current conditions across uncorrelated strategies, offering his thoughts on both the short and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on asset markets. He also updates on the positioning of Neuberger Berman’s portfolios.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 02, 2020
Equity Market Perspectives
(4:51) Richard Nackenson, Neuberger Berman Equity Portfolio Manager, comments on the unprecedented level of volatility that has characterized the markets over the past month and how this time period compares to historical periods of market stress.
Expert Update
April 02, 2020
China Private Equity Markets Update
(6:39) The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in China has led to significant impacts on businesses and industries. With the country’s economic activities picking up, Lydia Hao, Principal, Asia Private Equity, provides an update on what happened in the China private equity markets, and how China GPs are navigating the uncertainty and identifying opportunities.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 02, 2020
Municipal Market Perspectives
(4:25) James Iselin, Head of Neuberger Berman Municipal Fixed Income, recaps the unprecedented volatility experienced in the month of March. He also discusses the outlook for municipals and the resiliency of muni credit versus corporate fixed income.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 02, 2020
CLO Market Update
(6:29) Pim van Schie, Neuberger Berman Non-Investment Grade Credit Portfolio Manager, discusses market activity for CLOs over the past month and the team’s approach to navigating the risks associated with the sell-off in the non-investment grade fixed income market.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
April 01, 2020
Contagion
Should investors consider loading up on the riskiest assets when markets begin to stabilize? After a valuation adjustment of this magnitude, that probably isn’t necessary. The markets are unlikely to run away from us.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 01, 2020
High Yield Market Update: Volatility Persists
(6:03) Christopher Kocinski, Neuberger Berman U.S. High Yield Senior Portfolio Manager, discusses the factors that have contributed to the volatility in the non-investment grade credit market and how his team has adjusted portfolios as spreads have widened.
Portfolio Manager Update
April 01, 2020
EMD Market Update
(8:54) Gorky Urquieta, Co-Head of the Neuberger Berman Emerging Markets Debt Team, discusses the factors that contributed to the sell-off of EMD assets over the past month and how the team is positioning portfolios in this volatile market environment.
Video
April 01, 2020
Market Volatility | Closing Bell Insights
(4:40) On this episode of Closing Bell Insights, Joseph V. Amato, President and Chief Investment Officer of Equities, shares his market update and insights after the closing bell, including potential implications for investors.
White Paper
April 01, 2020
Navigating Volatility in Global Non-Investment Grade Credit Markets
High yield spreads and loan prices appear attractive for long-term investors, in our view.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 31, 2020
Perspectives on Volatility
(6:02) Charles Kantor, Neuberger Berman Equity Portfolio Manager, shares his perspectives on the volatility that has characterized the markets over the past month and discusses how this downturn compares to the one that occurred in 2008.
Insights
March 31, 2020
Audio Insight: The Course of COVID-19
Terri Towers, Senior Healthcare Research Analyst looks at the current progression of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as her views on inflection points and treatment timelines.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 31, 2020
EM Equity Market Update
(3:55) Marco Spinar, Neuberger Berman Emerging Markets Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses changes in the EM equity market over the past two weeks and how his team is managing through economic uncertainty prevalent across EM countries.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 31, 2020
How Could Covid-19 Affect 5G?
(2:55) The way we live, work and learn has shifted markedly since the Covid-19 outbreak. With greater reliance on online resources, we see an increased demand for faster network speeds that could be enabled by 5G. How could the pandemic affect 5G rollouts? Where are the opportunities? Watch YT Boon, Director of Research – Asia, as he shares his insights on the demand for this service.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 30, 2020
Equity Market Perspectives
(3:38) Sandy Pomeroy, Neuberger Berman Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses how higher yielding segments of the equity market have held up amidst the recent equity market decline and areas of the market where she is seeing opportunity.
CIO Update
March 30, 2020
Macro Insights and Asset Allocation
(6:35) Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer – Multi-Asset Class Strategies, discusses the impact of last week’s Fed actions and stimulus package along with how this decline is different than 2008 in terms of markets and investment implications.
Insights
March 30, 2020
Have We Reached Herd Immunity?
Understanding the trajectory of the Coronavirus is a core aspect of seeking to control the outbreak, and is also highly relevant to the task of investors as they look to position themselves effectively in current market volatility. Our Chief Data Scientist explains what the data is saying about the spread of COVID-19.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 29, 2020
Safety First
After a big sell-off, many fear missing the rebound—but we expect more volatility and think the time for opportunism will come later.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 27, 2020
Fixed Income Market Update
(4:16) David Brown, Co-Head of Global Investment Grade Fixed Income, provides an update on how recent support from the Fed has impacted the fixed income markets and how his team is navigating this uncertain time.
Expert Update
March 27, 2020
Perspectives on Liquidity
(8:57) Anne Brennan, Chief Risk Officer and Ken DeRegt, COO for Fixed Income, share their insights on managing liquidity in today’s markets, with a look at how this compares to 2008.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 26, 2020
Global High Yield Market Update
(2:58) In this video update from Senior Portfolio Manager, Vivek Bommi, we review conditions across global non-investment grade bond markets and offer our outlook for the asset class.
Expert Update
March 26, 2020
Using Data Science to Bring Order to the Disruption
(4:45) Michael Recce, Chief Data Scientist, discusses the data sets his team is analyzing to help us look at trends that may give some insight on the path for a return to normalcy in both public health and the economy.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 26, 2020
China Bond and Equity Markets Update
(14:49) China was the first economy to be struck down by COVID-19 and looks to be the first to come out the other side. Peter Ru, Senior Portfolio Manager, China Fixed Income Strategy Leader and Meng Ning, Senior Portfolio Manager, China A-Shares provides an update on how the economy is recovering, what happened in China bond and equity markets, and what are the unknowns and opportunities ahead.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 26, 2020
Sustainable Equity Investing in An Uncertain Market
(4:47) Ingrid Dyott, Neuberger Berman Sustainable Equity Portfolio Manager, discusses recent government efforts to stimulate the economy and how sustainable companies are faring in the current market environment.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 25, 2020
Small Cap Equity Market Update
(3:14) Gregory Spiegel, Neuberger Berman Small Cap Equity Portfolio Manager, provides an update on small cap equity markets and portfolio positioning amidst this period of market uncertainty.
Insights
March 25, 2020
Four Things to Remember in a Market Downturn
Volatility, diversification and the merits of long-term investing
Portfolio Manager Update
March 25, 2020
Large Cap Value Investing During A Volatile Time
(4:16) Eli Salzmann, Neuberger Berman Large Cap Value Equity Portfolio Manager, provides an update on large cap equity markets and why the tide might be turning towards value investing.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 25, 2020
Corporate Hybrid Bonds Market Update
(5:54) In this short video, Senior Portfolio Manager, Julian Marks provides an update on current conditions within corporate hybrid bond markets, outlining the biggest unknowns and updating investors’ on the current positioning across Neuberger Berman’s portfolios.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 25, 2020
High Yield Market Update
(5:31) Joe Lind, Neuberger Berman High Yield Portfolio Manager, discusses factors driving the high yield market and strategy positioning during an uncertain time.
Expert Update
March 25, 2020
The Significance of ESG Integration
(11:54) Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing at Neuberger Berman, looks at how companies are responding in the crisis and the significance of sound ESG policies in today’s markets and going forward.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 25, 2020
Navigating a Challenging Municipal Bond Market
(5:27) James Iselin, Head of Neuberger Berman Municipal Fixed Income, discusses unprecedented yields and portfolio positioning amidst this period of market volatility.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 24, 2020
Emerging Markets Debt Market Update
(6:16) In this brief video update, Rob Drijkoningen, Co-Head Emerging Markets Debt, provides an update on markets and current positioning, offering his views on the most important factors affecting investors at the moment.
Insights
March 24, 2020
Unique Disruptions, Exceptional Measures
As we argued in our previous piece detailing the Fed’s 100bps cut and increased asset purchases, although the Fed had unloaded countless rounds of ammunition, additional firepower remained.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 24, 2020
Navigating a Challenging Small Cap Equity Market
(4:00) Kenneth Turek, Neuberger Berman Small Cap Growth Portfolio Manager, discusses uncertainties facing small-cap investors and portfolio positioning for a challenging market environment.
Insights
Insights
March 23, 2020
Corporate Hybrid Bonds for Insurance Investors
To overcome the low-yield problem, European insurers are eager to identify assets that offer the right balance between quality and return.
CIO Update
March 23, 2020
Macro Insights and Asset Allocation
(6:06) Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer – Multi Asset Class Strategies, discusses uncertainties facing investors and where they may turn to seek “quality investments and quality yields” when re-allocating risk assets.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 23, 2020
Volatility and Options Markets: Uncertain Times; But Not Unprecedented
(5:49) Derek Devens, Portfolio Manager from Neuberger Berman’s Option Group, discusses uncertainties facing investors and their implications for option premiums.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 22, 2020
Shock and Awe
Does this week’s multitrillion-dollar shot in the arm vaccinate the economy against the worst impact of COVID-19?
Portfolio Manager Update
March 20, 2020
International Equity Investing During A Turbulent Time
(4:52) Elias Cohen, Portfolio Manager on the Neuberger Berman International Equity Team, provides an update on the non-U.S. developed equity markets and strategy positioning in a volatile market environment.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 20, 2020
Navigating a Volatile Fixed Income Market
(4:03) David Brown, Global Co-Head of Investment Grade Fixed Income, provides an update on the fixed income markets and strategy positioning during an uncertain time.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 20, 2020
EM Equity: Managing Through “Indiscriminate Selling”
(5:04) Conrad Saldanha, Senior Portfolio Manager from Neuberger Berman’s Emerging Markets Equity Team, discusses how he's navigating the turbulent market in both a macro and fundamental context.
Portfolio Manager Update
March 19, 2020
Navigating Disruption in the REITS Market
(3:25) Brian Jones, Co-Portfolio Manager from Neuberger Berman’s Real Estate Securities Group, provides an update on the listed real estate market and strategy positioning amidst this period of heightened market volatility.
Insights
March 16, 2020
Emergency Landing to the Zero Bound
Two weeks after reducing its policy rate by 50 bps to 1.25%, the Federal Reserve met Sunday in lieu of its scheduled meeting on March 18th and cut rates by a further 100 bps, effectively returning to the zero lower bound. The central bank also announced a host of other measures aimed at supporting the financial markets, and by extension, the real economy.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 15, 2020
High Drama in High Yield
Coronavirus and the OPEC price war combine for a one-two punch to high yield markets.
Insights
March 12, 2020
Update on Global Non-Investment Grade Credit Markets
We unpack the short-term and long-term, transitory and permanent impacts of recent news on the high yield and loan markets.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
March 10, 2020
Will Fallen Angels Drive the Market? A Look into BBB Bonds
(17:17) With about half of the investment-grade credit market categorized as BBB, investors have been keeping an eye on volatility, but growth might still be the right outlook.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 08, 2020
Prepare for the Long Haul
Why the major uncertainties twisting markets out of shape today are likely to persist for months.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 01, 2020
Coronavirus: A Moving Target
If you haven’t reduced risk, it’s probably not too late to do so; if you are already conservatively positioned, it may be too early to buy the dips.
Systematically Speaking
February 26, 2020
Disappearing Alpha & Hidden Beta—A Sleight of Hand
Comparing Option Strategy Indices and Hedge Fund Indices before and after the 2008 ꟷ 09 financial crisis reveals that what many investors thought was “alpha” was just an illusion.
Video
February 24, 2020
Dyal Capital Partners’ Michael Rees on Investing in Private Capital
Watch Neuberger Berman's Managing Director Michael Rees chat on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 23, 2020
Will Kraft Heinz Spoil the Credit Markets?
We see the food giant’s recent downgrade as idiosyncratic and at odds with generally stable financial conditions.
Video
February 21, 2020
ESG in Private Equity
Maura Reilly Kennedy, Managing Director, NB Private Equity, and Jennifer Signori, Senior Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, discuss how private equity managers have evolved when it comes to integrating ESG practices into their businesses.
Insights
February 20, 2020
Checking in on BBBs
Improved credit conditions are reflected in spreads, but volatility may create opportunities.
Article Reprint
February 20, 2020
Neuberger Berman Adds $4bn Private Real Estate Business
A recent article published by PERE details about Neuberger Berman’s purchase of New York-based Almanac Realty Investors, marking its largest acquisition to date
Article Reprint
February 19, 2020
Neuberger Berman Gets Its Sherlock On
Maarten Nederlof, Head of Portfolio Solutions (Americas) at Neuberger Berman, discusses how he is seeking to help clients achieve a better understanding of alpha, traditional premia and alternative premia in their investments, and assisting clients in better managing risk and addressing gaps in portfolio exposures.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 16, 2020
Smarter Strategies, Smartly Implemented
Risk management can be more informed when it draws on the full range of quantitative, fundamental and data-science insights.
White Paper
February 12, 2020
Life after LIBOR: Two Years and Counting
An update on what regulators, markets and Neuberger Berman have been doing to prepare for the transition from LIBOR.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
February 11, 2020
Generating Alpha Through Data Science
(15:32) Data science is a new tool that can enhance traditional fundamental investment research, potentially sparking a revolution in active management.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 09, 2020
Coronavirus: The View From China
Aggressive public health, monetary and fiscal interventions appear to be taking effect.
Article Reprint
February 07, 2020
Neuberger Berman First U.S. Asset Manager to Ink ESG-Linked Loan
A recent article published by Bloomberg highlights Neuberger Berman as the first North American financial services firm to sign a sustainability-linked loan which will be benchmarked annually against key ESG metrics.
Insights
February 05, 2020
Another Breakthrough Year for China Bonds
The market made it into global indices but also broke records for defaults in 2019 and is facing uncertainty from the coronavirus: we take stock for 2020.
White Paper
February 05, 2020
Mitigating Inflation Risk at Lower Opportunity Cost
Inflation-mitigating allocations can drag on returns when inflation is subdued: diversifying and tactical allocation can help.
White Paper
February 03, 2020
The Data Science Revolution
How the new richness and accessibility of data, and advances in data science, are enhancing both quantitative and traditional fundamental investment research—and sparking a revolution in active management.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 02, 2020
The Coronavirus and Portfolio Risk
We hope for rapid containment of the coronavirus outbreak, but believe it is too early to make big investment decisions.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
January 28, 2020
The Reality of Retail: Apocalypse or Renaissance?
(20:37) The retail landscape has undergone a transformation as changing consumer preferences and technological advances disrupt the sector.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 26, 2020
Credit 2020: Bull or Bear?
At our Solving for 2020 conference in London, we debated the outlook for credit in the simplest possible terms.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 19, 2020
Brand Ambassadors
How investors can transform brand loyalties into brand royalties.
Fixed Income Investment Outlook
January 16, 2020
Stable Growth, Policy in Transition
Perspective on growth, interest rates, and opportunities and issues across the fixed income landscape.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
January 15, 2020
CLOs and Late Cycle Credit Investing
(15:31) How should investors be thinking about the loan market as the bifurcation in credit continues?
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
January 13, 2020
Risks Rebalanced
A less cautious stance, with upgrades for pro-cyclical sectors and regions—including non-U.S. equity markets, U.S. credit, and emerging markets debt and equity.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 12, 2020
Do Middle East Geopolitics Matter?
Factors closer to global economic fundamentals should win out in 2020, and on balance we are prepared to maintain risk in our views.
White Paper
January 12, 2020
The Solvency Sharpe Ratio: Strategic Asset Allocation for Insurers
New approaches to Strategic Asset Allocation for increasingly complex insurance balance sheets.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
Why WeWork Didn’t
The rental company’s IPO debacle highlights the importance of fundamental research and corporate governance.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
Looking Out for Political Risk
Elections, policy and protests could have a major impact on markets in 2020.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
In Small Caps, Be Wary of ‘the Market’
Looking past indices and taking a long-term perspective are keys to investment within U.S. small-cap equities.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
Demystifying Private Markets
Characteristics, forces behind their recent boom, and circumstances in which they may “work” for individual investors.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
Caution, Politics Ahead
After a standout year, markets remain healthy but could face new disruptions.
Investment Quarterly
January 09, 2020
Investing in Innovation
Technological change is creating new thematic opportunities across markets.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 05, 2020
Outlook 2020
The heads of our investment platforms welcome the New Year with their views for 2020.
Video
January 01, 2020
Thematic Investing at Neuberger Berman
Why we believe Thematic Investing offers significant opportunities for growth.
Systematically Speaking
December 20, 2019
Fixed Expense Investing
Low and even negative yields have turned some fixed income investing into “fixed expense” investing—but there are still good reasons to hold negative-yielding bonds.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
December 20, 2019
Disruption Outlook: The Political Game of Breaking up Big Tech
(16:44) How might the technology sector fare as antitrust claims put tech giants under fire?
Insights
December 18, 2019
Commitment on Climate
Our Sustainable Equity team explores a recent engagement on measurement of carbon emissions.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
December 15, 2019
Deflated Expectations
Economic recovery in general, and inflation-linked bonds in particular, have become undervalued in Europe.
White Paper
December 11, 2019
Equity Portfolio Construction: Filling the Gap Between Alpha and Beta
Separating equity alpha and beta is a good first step—but could investors be doing more in the space left between them?
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
December 10, 2019
Disruption Outlook: Trade War & Tariffs
(20:57) In emerging markets, it is critical for investors to separate signals from the noise as uncertainty around trade policy continues.
Video
December 09, 2019
Froth Fears in the Credit Market
Susan Kasser, Co-Head of the Private Credit explains that amount of direct lending doesn't necessarily indicate "Froth" on “Bloomberg Money Undercover”
CIO Weekly Perspectives
December 08, 2019
Holiday Spending
Shoppers are out in force, but are businesses and governments catching the holiday spending spirit, too?
White Paper
December 04, 2019
Simply Put(Writing)
PutWrite strategies can improve the risk-return efficiency, liquidity, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of investor portfolios.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
December 01, 2019
Lat-Am Spring?
The succession of political upheavals in South America resist easy categorization.
Article Reprint
November 28, 2019
Taking Advantage of a Downturn: Tips for the Distressed and the Opportunistic Private Credit Investors
Susan Kasser, Co-Head Private Credit, shares her thoughts with SuperReturn 365 on the risks we might see in an eventual downturn, and how we can turn them into positive opportunities.
Insights
November 27, 2019
Asia Bonds: Tactical Value for a Long-Term Opportunity
Asian debt exhibits robust fundamentals and bright long-term prospects, with attractive yields.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
November 26, 2019
Disruption Outlook: The Politics of Healthcare
(17:49) Where are investors finding opportunities as the healthcare sector faces political uncertainty?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 24, 2019
Social Tensions
Social media makes political risk turn up in unexpected places, with more sudden impact—and portfolios may be more exposed than we realize.
Systematically Speaking
November 22, 2019
Two Cultures, One Aim
How genuine collaboration between quantitative and fundamental analysts can enhance stock selection and portfolio construction.
Video
November 20, 2019
Private Markets Will Continue to Disrupt Traditional Markets
In a recent interview on "Bloomberg Money Undercover," Tony Tutrone, Global Head of Alternatives at Neuberger Berman, discusses why he believes private equity is poised to outperform public markets even as buyout firms deal with high valuations and aggressive capital structures.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 17, 2019
The Political Economy
As confidence in the economic data grows, wariness about political uncertainty and “fiscal dysfunction” is as elevated as it has been in years.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
November 12, 2019
Human Capital Management & Investment Decision-Making
(10:57) Investors are increasingly interested in how companies are managing their workforce to drive growth and profitability over the long-term.
Insights
November 11, 2019
Solving for 2020: "Fiscal Dysfunction" Unmasked
The heads of our investment platforms identified the key themes they anticipate will guide investment decisions in 2020.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 10, 2019
Catch-Up Potential for EM FX
As growth bottoms out and tail risks ease, attractive valuations support the case for emerging markets currencies.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 03, 2019
Buying Time
Consumers and central banks need help from businesses and governments to sustain the economy.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
October 30, 2019
Quantamental: A New Dimension of Active Investing
(17:55) The collaboration among quantitative and traditional investors are complementing and enhancing the investment process, sparking a revolution in active management.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 27, 2019
Mercury Too High, Rates Too Low
At the World Bank and IMF annual meetings, two concerns dominated: climate change and negative interest rates.
Insights
October 25, 2019
Emerging Markets Equity: Active Opportunities, Beyond Benchmarks and ETFs
Active management of emerging markets equity portfolios has the potential to offer demonstrable advantages over ETF investing in terms of performance and long-term strategic positioning, among other consideratons.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 20, 2019
Time to Get Off the Sidelines?
Things may be bottoming out.
Systematically Speaking
October 18, 2019
The Alpha Left on the Table?
The 60/40 portfolio looks “efficient”—until we drop the no-leverage constraint.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
October 15, 2019
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 4Q2019: Two-Tier Growth Revisited
As the markets exhibit two-tier performance and the global economy edges back toward two-tier growth, the AAC has adopted a two-tier view.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
October 15, 2019
Private Credit: The Rise of a Core Asset Class
(15:12) Private credit has established itself as an emerging leader in the alternatives space, becoming a key source of long-term finance for borrowers globally.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 13, 2019
Challenges Ahead
The events and data of recent weeks make us want to err on the side of caution.
Insights
October 10, 2019
Governance: Hiding in Plain Sight
Corporate governance remains relevant as a research tool and an anchor for ESG investing.
Investment Quarterly
October 10, 2019
Rebalancing and Taxes: A Classic Conundrum
Resetting portfolio exposures periodically can help minimize the pain of taxes.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 06, 2019
Recession in the Making?
Jobs market data suggests that the manufacturing slowdown is not metastasizing into full recession—for now.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
October 01, 2019
Disruption Outlook: Negative Rates
(19:03) What are the investment implications of this unusual bond market environment?
Insights
September 30, 2019
Engagement, Municipal Style
Working with municipal bond issuers is a subtle art, and has more potential in some areas than others.
Fixed Income Investment Outlook
September 30, 2019
Fixed Income Investment Outlook 4Q2019: Recession Angst vs. Recession Realities
Though some economies are already seeing weakness, confidence shocks elsewhere could undermine solid fundamentals.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 29, 2019
Building Momentum
We believe the underappreciated growth story in REITs has many years yet to play out.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 22, 2019
Resilient or Reckless?
Extraordinary events are buffeting markets, but equity indices sail on.
Insights
September 19, 2019
Next-Generation Mobility: It’s About the Journey
Finding opportunities along the road to fully autonomous electric vehicles.
Insights
September 17, 2019
Global Corporate Credit ESG Engagement Report
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks continue to impact the global credit markets, and over the last year investors have had to contend with ESG risks ranging from environmental incidents, money laundering allegations and unethical healthcare pricing practices to new and evolving risks such as cyber security.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
September 17, 2019
Impact Investing: A Shifting Mindset Across Public and Private Markets
(13:16) Impact investing has come to the forefront as investors have increased interest in understanding the social and environmental impact of their portfolio alongside investment performance.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 15, 2019
Reversal
Gloomy market trends have collapsed. So, are investors less gloomy about the economy?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 08, 2019
Collateral Damage
China and the U.S. are perhaps the biggest source of current investment risk, but not the most exposed.
Insights
September 05, 2019
Total Portfolio Impact in Investment Management
How different investment strategies across asset classes can contribute to the overall impact of a total portfolio.
Insights
September 04, 2019
Negative Interest Rate Policy: Could It Happen in the U.S.?
The Fed seems more likely to focus on a range of policy tools.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
September 03, 2019
Activist Investing: The New Normal
(17:20) Shareholder activism has gained traction among investment managers as a means to implement meaningful change to improve long-term profit potential.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 01, 2019
Toxic Mix of Politics and Policy
It’s official: We’ve moved into another dimension.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 25, 2019
Navigating Summer Squalls
Managing volatility and maximizing opportunities in the late cycle.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
August 22, 2019
Late Cycle Investing: What’s Next?
(16:51) What can investors expect as the next downturn seems inevitable?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 18, 2019
Forget the Barometer
We don’t need an inverted yield curve to tell us a global manufacturing downturn may be underway.
Systematically Speaking
August 15, 2019
PutWrite Goes Global
The launch of CBOE’s ex-U.S. PutWrite indices could help build momentum for these strategies.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 11, 2019
Dog Days of August?
News flow has turned ugly again, but equity markets are a long way from irrational exuberance.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
August 06, 2019
FinTech: Competitor or Collaborator?
(18:35) FinTech innovations have changed consumer expectations around financial services—will the incumbent players be displaced, or have they found a way to collaborate?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 04, 2019
Opportunity Knocks in Inflation
As investors take temporarily weak inflation to be structural, it creates potential value in TIPS.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 28, 2019
Factful Optimism
Why I am packing Hans Rosling’s Factfulness for this year’s vacation reading.
Investment Quarterly
July 26, 2019
Investment Quarterly: Summer 2019
In this issue of Investment Quarterly, we offer perspectives to help investors navigate the currently shifting climate and ongoing challenges in seeking to maintain and build wealth.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
July 23, 2019
Climate Change: A Growing Investment Consideration
(21:09) Companies must adapt as investors increasingly incorporate climate change considerations into their portfolios to achieve sustainable returns and avoid risk.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 21, 2019
The Final Approach
Last week’s data shows that we may be levelling out for a soft landing.
Insights
July 18, 2019
The Preferred Income Advantage
In an environment of exceptionally low bond yields, preferred shares may provide an opportunity to boost income.
Insights
July 18, 2019
Investing Deep in the Cycle
As the US economic expansion moves past the decade mark, we offer three ideas to help keep portfolios on course.
Insights
July 18, 2019
Unlocking Inflation
After a decade of disappointment on prices, what can the Federal Reserve do to set the right course?
Insights
July 18, 2019
Rebounds, Records and Uncertainty
A reminder about investment principles emerges in a transitional environment.
Insights
July 18, 2019
U.S. and China: The Long Road Ahead
Continued trade tensions and periodic flashpoints will likely become the norm.
Insights
July 18, 2019
Ten for 2019—Midyear Update
The heads of our four investment platforms revisit the key themes they anticipated would guide investment decisions in 2019.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
July 16, 2019
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 3Q2019: Beneath the Surface
Headline economic data and index performance conceal more interesting stories of complexity and opportunity.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 14, 2019
Don’t Fight the Fed
Brace for the first rate cut in a decade—but don’t get dragged along by it.
Video
July 10, 2019
Engaging Fixed Income Issuers on ESG Topics
Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, sits down with members of our Developed Market Corporate Credit team to discuss why they believe that ESG factors have a meaningful impact on credit quality and therefore are an important component of their credit research process.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
July 08, 2019
Big Data: Exploiting an Inefficient Market
(13:03) Increasing amounts of digital information offer a new frontier for portfolio managers, allowing investors to evaluate companies on both a fundamental and data driven basis.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 07, 2019
Hidden Value
Lagging small caps indicate that, beneath the record-high S&P 500, all may not be as placid as it seems.
Fixed Income Investment Outlook
July 02, 2019
Fixed Income Investment Outlook 3Q2019: Time to Dust Off the Playbook for Easing?
10 years since the Fed’s last rate cuts; we suspect many investors will have forgotten how powerful a Fed tailwind can be for markets.
Insights
July 01, 2019
The World Gets Active in Euro Fixed Income
Steep yield curves make euro bonds attractive in general, but here we outline some specific opportunities.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 30, 2019
Buck Down to Earth
Is recent U.S. dollar weakness a resumption of the downtrend that started at the end of 2016?
Systematically Speaking
June 28, 2019
The China Factor
China’s A-share market reminds us of developed markets 20 years ago, in the heyday of quant investing.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 23, 2019
Do We Really Need Lower Rates?
They may discourage the fiscal reform and corporate investment that the economy needs.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 21, 2019
Autonomous Vehicles: An Evolution, not Revolution
(15:58) The convergence of tech and auto has led to rapid advancements in auto safety features, creating the building blocks for truly autonomous vehicles.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 21, 2019
5G: The Next Generation of Connectivity
(20:04) The implementation of 5G networks will allow for greater connectivity, affecting just about every area of the economy—how should investors prepare?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 16, 2019
The Narrative Arc
Late-cycle data points are noisy and inconclusive, and the stories we tell about them don’t always add up.
Disruptive Forces in Investing Podcast
June 14, 2019
Introduction to Disruptive Forces
(1:34) Dive into the world of Disruptive Forces, where we explore timely topics changing the investment landscape and new opportunities as a result of these movements.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 09, 2019
The Powell Put
Was last week’s bounce for risk assets a mere taste of what’s to come if the Fed cuts rates this year?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 02, 2019
Wrestling in the Markets
Slowing growth, low yields and geopolitical maneuvers are making for quite a spectacle.
Systematically Speaking
May 30, 2019
Harvesting Insights from Insider Activity
The intuitive link between legal insider trades and stock returns proves elusive as a quant strategy.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 26, 2019
Still Emerging
News flow may be distracting from emerging markets’ attractive, mid-cycle fundamentals and valuations.
White Paper
May 22, 2019
Quantitative Investing in China A Shares
How China’s retail investors create a rich opportunity set for quantitative strategies.
White Paper
May 21, 2019
An Insurers’ Guide to Below-Investment Grade Exposure: The Platform Approach
Exploring the advantages of a broad platform approach to fixed income and credit for insurance company investors.
Insights
May 21, 2019
U.S. BBB Corporate Risk: Flexibility in Focus
In a varied landscape, accurately assessing vulnerability to downgrades will come down to specifics.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 19, 2019
News Cycle vs. Business Cycle
Trade talks are important and may cause volatility, but they should not determine portfolio strategy.
Insights
May 17, 2019
What Active Engagement Looks Like
The Ashland proxy dispute displayed the power of an owner’s long-term perspective and commitment.
Insights
May 16, 2019
Conversations With… Ray Carroll
Alternative risk premia can be great diversifiers, but it takes human insight to realize their full potential.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 12, 2019
Tariffied
Is the U.S.-China deal dead, and how bad might this get for risk assets?
Insights
May 10, 2019
Late-Cycle Investing: Be Prepared to Provide Market Liquidity
Illiquidity poses risks, but may also generate opportunity for those prepared to provide market liquidity.
Insights
May 10, 2019
Late-Cycle Investing: Distinguish Signals from Noise
How to tell when late-cycle is turning over into end-cycle? Two places: look at data coming from the real economy and at indicators from financial markets.
Insights
May 10, 2019
Late-Cycle Investing: Re-Assess Strategic Asset Allocation
The challenge of maintaining exposure to growth potential without losing control of risk.
Insights
May 10, 2019
Late-Cycle Investing: Identify Through-Cycle Themes
Look for investments whose performance is not primarily determined by the business cycle, or whose dynamics supersede or “look through” that cycle.
White Paper
May 10, 2019
Survive and Thrive: Late-Cycle Investing
Late-cycle is arguably the most challenging time for investors and asset allocators.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 05, 2019
On the Meaning of “Transitory”
The Fed Chair has been stretching semantics on inflation, but his growth outlook mirrors ours.
White Paper
April 29, 2019
Index Option Writing Strategy Benchmarks
How the continued success of option strategies arguably depends on the investment industry’s ability to consistently benchmark the strategies.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 28, 2019
Earning Sustainable Gains
Human tragedy, financial damage, regulatory tightening and people power are driving ESG up the agenda.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 21, 2019
Time to Rethink Euro-Pessimism
Threats to euro-zone growth are now more external than internal.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 14, 2019
Storm Warnings Over the Atlantic
Our geopolitical risk focus turns to Europe—and trade conflict with the U.S. looms largest.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 07, 2019
A Higher Degree of Debt
Should we worry about bubbles in leveraged loans, BBBs—or the Millennials’ student debt burden?
White Paper
April 04, 2019
FX Markets: What’s Top-Down and What’s Bottom-Up?
Introducing a new five-factor model of the global, top-down determinants of foreign-exchange returns.
Insights
April 04, 2019
A Drive Around the Yield Curve
An inverted yield curve can still be a useful leading indicator, but don’t read too much into it.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
April 03, 2019
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q2019: On the Wings of a Dove
Markets soared on the wings of a central-bank dove during 1Q, but the engines of the global economy must spark back to life if we are to remain airborne.
Insights
April 01, 2019
China Local Bonds Go Global
Are global bond managers ready for the operational challenges of the China onshore market?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 31, 2019
Bonds vs. Stocks: Which Market Is Right?
Is the bond market cautious or confused? Is the equity market confident or complacent?
Article Reprint
March 28, 2019
Beware of Box-Checking in Sustainable Investing
On March 27, Bloomberg Environment published an article, written by George Walker, CEO and Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, which addresses the EU vote on requiring institutional investors to declare whether they consider sustainability objectives in their process.
Insights
March 27, 2019
The Hidden Growth Themes in REITs
Think listed real estate is dull, defensive and exposed to rising rates? Think again.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 24, 2019
Is ‘Goldilocks’ Back?
As the Fed turns more dovish, a familiar fairytale heroine returns—but will there be another happy ending?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 17, 2019
Clearing the Hurdles
The ECB’s accommodative stance removes one more obstacle from a global soft landing.
White Paper
March 15, 2019
The Term Premium Conundrum
What is the “term premium”, why is it so low, why might it rise—and what does it mean for investors?
Systematically Speaking
March 14, 2019
The S&P 500 Sweepstakes
Buying call options has made unusual profits recently—has the “fear index” become a “greed index”?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 10, 2019
Five Eyes on 5G
The spy stories reveal 5G as a true strategic asset and an investment theme whose time has come.
Insights
March 08, 2019
Hybrids: The Spread Over Senior is Key
The end of ECB QE was expected to test the hybrids market—so far it has passed comfortably.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 03, 2019
Political Theater
Political dramas are coming to a head, but we think this economic cycle still has an act or two to play out.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 24, 2019
Good News, Bad News and Walls of Worry
For investors, the mature part of this cycle may feel like the rest of the cycle writ large.
Systematically Speaking
February 21, 2019
Volatility Seems Here to Stay
Our volatility models indicate that a return to the low-vol of 2017 is highly unlikely.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 17, 2019
False Signals, Real Opportunity
What Wall Street’s earnings results tell us about credit market opportunities.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 10, 2019
The V in Volatility
The equity rally is likely just the start of a volatile adjustment to a new fundamental reality.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 03, 2019
From Brussels With Love
As Brexit Day looms, Theresa May has until Valentine’s Day to wring concessions from the E.U.
Video
January 31, 2019
Thematic Investing at Neuberger Berman
Why we believe Thematic Investing offers significant opportunities for growth.
White Paper
January 31, 2019
Diversifying into Insurance Risk Premia
How Insurance Linked Securities can potentially improve the diversification in an institutional portfolio.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 27, 2019
The Wisdom of Crowds
Why was our “Solving for 2019” audience less worried about recession but more cautious on equities?
White Paper
January 25, 2019
Life after LIBOR
The all-important LIBOR benchmark is likely to disappear after 2021. What does that mean for investors?
Insights
January 24, 2019
Staying Invested but Alert
In periods of volatility, it’s important to avoid market timing, while considering both diversification and, where appropriate, tactical tilts.
Insights
January 24, 2019
Getting Back Up
Markets staggered late last year, but could fight into the later rounds.
Insights
January 24, 2019
Moving Toward a ‘Cashless’ World
As electronic payments gain traction, what does that mean for cash, society—and investors?
Insights
January 24, 2019
Weatherproofing Your Wealth Plan
Is your personal wealth plan able to tolerate the risks that could undermine your financial goals?
Insights
January 24, 2019
Private Equity and Your Portfolio
Global trends lend support to the long-term case for private equity as part of a diversified asset allocation.
Insights
January 24, 2019
Realizing Your Charitable Vision
Careful strategy and common sense can help ensure that your charitable dollars will be deployed the way you want.
Systematically Speaking
January 23, 2019
Currency Carry: One Basket or Two?
Separating emerging and developed currencies may not be the risk-mitigating strategy it is assumed to be.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 20, 2019
Known Knowns and Known Unknowns
If there were to be a recession this year, what might the cause be?
White Paper
January 18, 2019
ESG for EMD: Toward Best Practice
A serious approach to ESG in emerging markets is increasingly a proprietary approach.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 13, 2019
December’s Lack of Good Cheer
The year-end sell-off may have been as much about poor market liquidity as poor fundamentals.
White Paper
January 11, 2019
ESG Investing: An Active Approach to Long-Term Value Creation
At Neuberger Berman, we believe active management is a demonstrably better approach for investors seeking ESG integration in their investment portfolios.
Insights
January 09, 2019
Solving for 2019: A Gentle Descent Back Into Balance
Our senior investment leaders look to the coming year in the global economy and markets.
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook
January 09, 2019
Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 1Q2019: Fundamental Laws
Do we share the market’s recent lack of confidence in global fundamentals? No—and here’s why.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 06, 2019
Ten for 2019
The heads of our investment platforms identified the key themes they anticipate will guide investment decisions in 2019.
White Paper
December 21, 2018
Strength in Numbers
Volatility and correlations are rising. Here are three liquid, high-value proposition quant-investing ideas to fortify portfolios.
Insights
December 19, 2018
FOMC: Like Watching Paint Dry? Not Anymore
In the wake of the Fed’s last upward move of 2018, expect a substantial slowdown in rate hikes and more attention to key market and economic signals.
Insights
December 19, 2018
ESG Investing in ‘Dirty’ Industries: Materiality and the Chemicals Industry
In sectors often thought of as ‘dirty,’ material ESG factors can assist in identifying sustainability and innovation.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
December 16, 2018
An Alien Environment
To a visiting Martian, 2018 would suggest that risk is unrewarded and diversification is a waste of effort.
Insights
December 12, 2018
Worries, Worries Everywhere
Real issues are affecting markets, but a long-term perspective and effective asset allocation can help you take them in stride.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
December 09, 2018
Preparing a Soft Landing
The Fed is prudently downshifting gears to avoid slamming on the brakes in 2019.
Insights
December 04, 2018
Voting the Votes: Materiality and Shareholder Proposals One Year On
A commitment to integrating SASB guidance on materiality into our evaluation of the proxy votes.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
December 02, 2018
Rates of Change
Why a change of tack at the Fed and credit-market volatility may be positive for equities.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 25, 2018
Hybrid Vigor
Why a household name is issuing into a little-known market—and why investors should take note.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 18, 2018
A Stronger Hull, but Open Sails
If recession clouds don’t break on a 12-month horizon, there could be upside in the markets.
Insights
November 15, 2018
Neuberger Berman's Response to the SEC Proxy Voting Roundtable
Neuberger Berman executes proxy votes to protect the long-term interests of clients.
Insights
November 15, 2018
Neuberger Berman Contributes to the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism
George Walker was a contributor to the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism (EPIC)1, which unites over 30 global business leaders across the entire investment chain to advance long-term value measures.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 11, 2018
Back Into Balance
Both the global economy and the U.S. Congress could be set for a new equilibrium in 2019.
White Paper
November 07, 2018
Combining Public and Private Debt: Considerations for Investors
We believe there are a number of good reasons fixed income investors should consider a one-portfolio public/private debt solution.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
November 04, 2018
Scary Times
Halloween is over…but market fears could haunt the end-of-year holiday season.
Insights
November 01, 2018
Conversations With… Ingrid Dyott
Delivering environmental and social impact alongside investment performance for 20+ years, sustainability pioneer Ingrid Dyott describes an unwavering investment discipline tailored to evolving ESG expectations.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 28, 2018
Revisiting International Equities
When a market fall appears indiscriminate, it may be inconsistent with fundamentals and offer an attractive long-term opportunity.
Insights
October 26, 2018
Market Selloffs: Lessons From History
Past market declines have often taken time to develop, leaving room for thoughtful reaction.
Insights
October 25, 2018
Senior Loans: Positioning Portfolios for a Maturing Cycle
Disciplined active management will be key to successfully navigating the more challenging market environment ahead.
Insights
October 25, 2018
Active Bond Management: Adding Value in a Shifting Market
There are a variety of factors that suggest an active approach to fixed income is a preferred option, which may become even more evident as policy normalization continues and the long-lived credit cycle eventually returns.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 21, 2018
Tough Love for Brazil
Would President Jair Bolsonaro be an economic reformer or an authoritarian?
Insights
October 19, 2018
Consider Your Options
Put option writing can be a way to cut portfolio volatility without taking interest-rate risk.
Insights
October 18, 2018
Today’s Seismic Shifts and Their Impacts
A decade after the financial crisis, four key trends are helping to fashion the investment landscape for the next 10 years.
Insights
October 18, 2018
Conversations With... Jason Pratt
Late-cycle dynamics are tricky for insurance investors. We asked Jason Pratt for some solutions.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 14, 2018
Tighter Rates, Tighter Correlations
It’s not time to batten down the hatches, but to get smarter about asset allocation.
White Paper
October 09, 2018
ESG Fixed Income Engagement Report
Our engagement process, key themes and observations, data summarizing our engagement activities and relevant case studies.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
October 07, 2018
Bondmageddon!
A reminder that rising yields, not recession, are most likely to trigger the next equity correction.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 30, 2018
Reframing the Cycle Question
However long the cycle has to go, it’s not too early to favor quality and tighten up issuer selection in credit.
Insights
September 25, 2018
Dispatches From the Trade War
We offer perspective in the wake of recent jockeying over tariffs between the U.S. and China.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 23, 2018
Tapering, Not Tightening
Why we don’t expect the ECB’s withdrawal of QE to throw euro bond markets off balance.
White Paper
September 19, 2018
How Risk Parity Can Cope with Rising Rates
It seems counterintuitive that risk parity can outperform when rates are rising—we explain why it is not.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 16, 2018
The Year of Living Divergently
Unusually wide disparities in market returns have been this year’s theme, but how long can it last?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 09, 2018
Be Around Should EM Rebound
It could be all too easy for investors to miss a potential recovery in emerging markets debt.
White Paper
September 06, 2018
The Dissolving Divides that Will Shape the Post-Crisis Investment Era
In ten years, what are the forces that would still be driving the investment world, and what would have been dismissed as mere noise?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
September 02, 2018
Getting a Handle on BBB Credit Risk
Our Global Investment Grade Fixed Income team explores the extent and nature of current risks in BBB credits.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 26, 2018
Improved Corporate Governance in Europe Could Drive Returns
A sharpened focus on shareholder value by European companies may serve as a tailwind for already-improving fundamentals.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 19, 2018
Thinking (Really) Long Term
This mid-year break, 10 years on from the financial crisis, is the perfect time to bring the big picture into focus.
Video
August 14, 2018
Multi-Sector Investing at Neuberger Berman
Our philosophy with respect to multi-sector investing is really simple, bring the best people in fixed income together in single portfolios.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
August 12, 2018
Einstein (and Leonardo) on the Beach
The success of unconventional thinkers reminds us that the world doesn’t always work conventionally.
White Paper
August 10, 2018
Improving Diversification by Adding Momentum
For investors looking to balance risk mitigation with cost considerations and return potential, we offer momentum strategies as a potential solution.
Insights
August 09, 2018
Emerging Markets Debt: A Soft Patch for Hard Currency
This year’s sell-off opens an opportunity to make strategic allocations at attractive valuations.
White Paper
August 06, 2018
BBBs: Beyond the Headlines
The growth of BBB credits is causing many investors to worry, but the reality is far more nuanced than the headlines would suggest.
White Paper
August 03, 2018
Unlocking Shareholder Value in Europe
While European equity markets outpaced much of the developed market competition in 2017, a bout of global volatility in the first half of 2018 dampened their momentum.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 29, 2018
Crash Test Dummies
Dropping the threat of higher auto tariffs was an important step back from a global trade war.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 22, 2018
Principled Investing
How the Principles for Responsible Investment foster coordination and innovation in ESG.
Insights
July 18, 2018
Financial Fitness: Planning in Stages
Each period of your life poses distinct challenges, requiring appropriate steps to keep your finances on the right path.
Insights
July 18, 2018
Asset Matters: Asset Allocation’s Halo Effect
Volatility, higher rates and shifting correlations reinforce the value of effective asset allocation.
Insights
July 18, 2018
Trust Company Corner: Outsourcing the Role of Chief Investment Officer
The use of an external ‘CIO’ offers significant benefits to foundations, endowments and institutions.
Insights
July 18, 2018
Investment Insights: ESG That Spans Portfolios
It’s increasingly feasible to measure and manage the “impact” of investments across asset classes—whether in seeking to improve financial performance or to encourage change.
Insights
July 18, 2018
Sector Spotlight: The Coming 5G World
The next generation of wireless will be about a lot more than cell phones—and investors will need to think strategically to capitalize.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 15, 2018
Positive Alpha
Tailwinds appear to be building behind a number of hedge fund styles.
Video
July 12, 2018
Incorporating ESG into EMD Fundamentals
Gorky Urquieta, Co-Head of Emerging Markets Debt, speaks with Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, on how our ESG framework provides insight into making key investment decisions.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
July 01, 2018
Finally, Some Yield
Fixed income opportunity opens up in Europe, emerging markets and the short end of the curve everywhere.
Insights
June 28, 2018
Euro Investment Grade Credit: A Growing, Diversifying, High-Quality Market
The financial crisis and subsequent regulation has ended the dominance of financials in euro corporate bonds.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 24, 2018
A $200bn Game of Chicken
The U.S. and China rev up the trade rhetoric, but still have big incentives to swerve.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 17, 2018
Productivity, Inflation and the Path of Rates
A capex boost could raise productivity, keep a lid on inflation and further extend the current cycle.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 10, 2018
Are You a Lightning Rod or a Seismograph?
The current sweet spot in high yield may be short-dated bonds rather than floating-rate loans.
White Paper
June 08, 2018
Optimizing Currency Exposures under Solvency II
Recalibrating the Dynamic Ideal Hedge Ratio for European Insurers.
Insights
June 06, 2018
How Are REITs Positioned in a Rising Interest Rate Environment?
Co-portfolio managers Brian Jones and Steve Shigekawa, Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Group, provide context for recent market turbulence, discuss the impact of rising rates on real estate investment trusts (REITs) and share their outlook for the asset class.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
June 03, 2018
Europe’s Boot Gives the Market a Kick
The Italian mini-panic was a reminder of the euro zone’s still-unaddressed structural shortcomings.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 27, 2018
Elastic Band Theory
Fundamental market relationships maintain their shape despite a bias toward trend extrapolation.
Insights
May 24, 2018
ESG: What Institutional Investors Are Saying About Sustainable Investing
At a Neuberger Berman conference, institutional investors discussed current trends in ESG investing.
Insights
May 24, 2018
Interview: Investing for Returns Can Support Sustainable Development
Can investing for market-rate returns contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 20, 2018
Don’t Cry for Argentina
Coordinated action has undone some policy missteps and brought some calm to the crisis.
Insights
May 15, 2018
Chasing Your Tail
Buying put options to hedge equity tail risk can be ineffective and expensive.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 13, 2018
In Defense of Boneheads
A well-governed business works like a partnership, and regards its capital providers as partners, too.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
May 06, 2018
Election Season in Latin America
Populists grab the headlines, but this year’s votes actually reveal the region’s economic and political diversity.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 29, 2018
Earnings vs. Rates—The Market Tug of War
Which will prove stronger: uncertainty about rates or confidence in earnings growth?
Insights
April 25, 2018
Trust Company Corner: Estate Planning Under the New Tax Law
For many individuals, the emphasis of planning may shift from estate taxes to income taxes.
Insights
April 25, 2018
Financial Fitness: Planning for Health Care Needs
Among your retirement expenses, health care is one that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Insights
April 25, 2018
Philanthropy: Exploring Nonprofit Board Service
Sharing your time and expertise can offer personal rewards and benefit causes that you care about.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 22, 2018
Pent-Up Energy
Late-cycle support and attractive valuations could release the potential of commodity stocks.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 15, 2018
Value in a Volatile Market
Where to find value amid the volatility, and why that volatility is likely here to stay.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 08, 2018
Signal to Noise! Part Deux
Do not allow trade-talk noise to distract from the rates and inflation signals.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
April 01, 2018
Trading Blows
Markets try to weigh behind-the-scenes pragmatism against public saber-rattling on trade.
Video
March 28, 2018
ESG Engagement for Fixed Income Investors: Managing Risks, Enhancing Returns
Chris Kocinski, Director of Non-Investment Grade Credit Research, joined a panel of leading institutions at the PRI’s Responsible Investment in Fixed Income conference in San Francisco to share his perspective on how fixed income investors can effectively engage with issuers, as well as his outlook for the evolution of ESG integration in non-investment grade credit.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 25, 2018
Maintaining Balance
Where can asset allocators find ballast when both volatility and correlations are rising?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 18, 2018
Not Just for Yogurt
A strong corporate culture is good for employees, good for customers and good for business.
Video
March 14, 2018
Applying ESG Principles to the Fixed Income Research Process
Steve Flaherty, Head of Research-Investment Grade Credit, and Chris Kocinski, Head of Non-Investment Grade Credit, sit with Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing, to discuss how all components of ESG are vital to the research and investment process.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 11, 2018
Engagement and Judgment Matter
Why we think bottom-up active managers are better positioned to hold companies accountable.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
March 04, 2018
Eyes on the Pressure Gauges
As the economic machine speeds up, where on the dashboard do we look for pressure?
Insights
February 27, 2018
Non-Investment Grade Credit: Engaging in ESG
Credit investors can influence change through ESG engagement.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 25, 2018
Volatility Can Be a Wind in Your Sails
The VIX tornado didn’t change the fact that the investment industry is willing to pay for volatility control.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 18, 2018
When the Ice Melts, Friction Returns
Rising inflation and rates could make the return of market volatility structural, not temporary.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 11, 2018
VIX in a Fix
Equities stumble, but last week was not the big risk event of 2018.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
February 04, 2018
Muscle Memory
Is your portfolio in the right shape to withstand rising prices and rates?
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 28, 2018
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
There are two kinds of people: Those who are prepared for elevated risks, and those who aren’t.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 21, 2018
Tax Cuts for Some!
While passive small-cap equity strategies have been a popular tax-cut play, not all small companies stand to benefit.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 14, 2018
Best Supporting Actors
The G10’s supporting actors may take the limelight from the euro and dollar in 2018.
Insights
January 10, 2018
Climate Change: Assessing Impact at the Portfolio Level
It is widely acknowledged that climate change will have a broad range of impacts on economies and financial markets over the coming decades.
Insights
January 02, 2018
From Talking the Talk to Voting the Votes
Integrating the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board into proxy voting guidelines.
CIO Weekly Perspectives
January 01, 2018
A “Goldilocks” Environment with Risks of Getting “Warmer”
This year could turn out to be as exciting and eventful as 2017.