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VantagePoint: Fourth Quarter 2017

This quarter’s edition covers key risks to continued economic expansion, including monetary policy and inflation pressures. Also discussed are whether investors are being compensated for taking risk and different strategies for geopolitical risks.

October 2017

Why Diversification Wins

Lessons from Fiscal Year 2017 Results Diversified investors are noticing quite a difference in 2017 fiscal year performance—and it’s a welcome change. In the midst of an extended US equity market, and with returns that many diversified investors have found hard to swallow over the last few years, the turnaround in annual performance for what […]

October 2017

Policy Benchmarking: A Guide to Best Practices

Policy benchmarking is a critical component of building and managing a successful investment program. In this paper we set out our comprehensive benchmarking framework and then zero in on the policy benchmark as the primary reference point for evaluating investment decisions.

September 2017

Is the US Dollar Dead?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. We are not ready to pronounce the strong dollar cycle dead, but do admit the US dollar is in critical condition. Investors should remain partially unhedged or prepared to ride out a period of currency volatility. […]

August 2017

Will the Nascent Shift in Equity Market Leadership from US to Non-US Equities Persist?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. Prospects for a continued turn in the cycle look promising. US outperformance relative to other developed markets peaked in November 2016, as the chart below shows, raising the prospect that the cycle has indeed turned. US […]

July 2017

VantagePoint: Third Quarter 2017

This quarter’s edition covers the very overvalued US equity market, reviewing what late cycle looks like in the US and casting a critical eye at the consensus view of an overly concentrated market. Also discussed are the better prospects for ex US markets and the importance of remaining diversified.

July 2017

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