Does diversification still make sense for U.S. investors?

Many investors watching U.S. stocks (Russell 3000® Index) repeatedly reach new highs recently may be tempted to question the value of global, multi-asset diversification. Two charts help put those gains into perspective.

Oct 26, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Harvard campus in Boston

Harvard goes multi-asset

Harvard’s endowment has moved from a portfolio of asset classes to a generalist investment model—an approach we see as multi-asset. Here’s why we like it.

Oct 17, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Industrial container freight Trade Port scene at sunset

The potential return and yield opportunity of infrastructure

Seeking additional sources of yield and total return? Consider infrastructure investments for clients with commensurate risk tolerance.

Oct 12, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Wholesaler alpha

Wholesaler alpha: Why you should demand above-benchmark value from your wholesaler.

There’s a lot of chatter about the value of advisors. But, what about the value of wholesalers? How do you know which wholesalers are delivering maximum value?

Oct 3, 2017 Categories: The Art of Advising
Downside protection

Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Portfolio Analyst Stella Liu explains why, in today’s environment, we believe preserving capital may be more important than chasing growth.

Sep 26, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Commodities

Do I really need commodities in my portfolio?

Is there still value in maintaining an allocation to an asset class that has returned double-digit negative returns over the past five years (ending June 2017)? Give me a reason (or three) to keep it.

Sep 21, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
US small cap stocks

Is something wrong with U.S. small cap stocks?

U.S. small cap stocks have disappointed many investors this year. We see potential upside for four key reasons.

Sep 14, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
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