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Eurozone Inflation Update: Will ECB Actions Match Its Rhetoric?

As inflation concerns take center stage in Europe, we elaborate on the challenges facing the European Central Bank and discuss potential implications for institutional investors.

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Exploring Rates Sensitivity

Fed tightening has many investors interested in risks surrounding monetary policy, rising yields and inflation.

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Good Strategies for Tough Times

Following recent losses across global equities and concern about downside risk, we take a look at the performance of different investments during the worst quarters in recent decades for stock and bond markets.

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Mapping Investable Return Sources to Macro Environments

We explore the empirical relationships between investable strategies (asset classes and style premia) and macroeconomic environments. We find that style premia have meaningfully less macro exposure than do asset classes

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Inflation in 2010 and Beyond — Part I

How to hedge against inflation? Here, we outline key issues surrounding the inflation debate, and clarify some misconceptions. We also offer analysis to help investors decide how to position a portfolio for various inflationary environments.

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Inflation in 2010 and Beyond — Part II

"In this paper, our analysis reveals that traditional institutional portfolios with risk characteristics similar to a 60/40 stocks/bonds allocation may not be well-positioned for unexpected inflation. "

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Trend Following and Rising Rates

Can trend followers benefit from the impact of rising yields on asset class returns? We explore a simple trend-following strategy during rising rates and find that the strategy may benefit investors when markets experience gradual, persistent changes

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2017 Capital Market Assumptions For Major Asset Classes

We update our multi-year expected return assumptions for major stock and bond markets. Compared with historical averages of value metrics, we beloieve we are in a low expected return environment.

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2016 Capital Market Assumptions for Major Asset Classes

We update our multi-year expected return assumptions for major stock and bond markets, and investigate expected returns for credits and commodities.

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2015 Capital Market Assumptions for Major Asset Classes

We update our expected returns and review our framework for constructing estimates of long-term expected returns for major asset classes, among other things.