Chief Investment Quarterly

Fed Policy Plays Catch-Up

Markets surged ahead in the first quarter largely in reaction to central bank policy that was more dovish than expected. However, markets may not fully appreciate the Fed’s ability to generate inflation.

Asset Allocation

You Can’t Hedge, but You Can Diversify

Investors may benefit from adding diversifiers to their portfolios, but diversifiers aren’t hedges. Hedges serve a different purpose…unless they’re from Texas.

Retirement

Who Knew Annuities Could Be So Exciting?!

The debate over annuities in Defined Contribution (DC) plans is so boring that it’s a bipartisan issue. But, their impact on retiree consumption is actually pretty exciting.