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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
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
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
Something to write home about

Something to write home about: Emerging markets crushed U.S. stocks & bonds in 1H2017

The last 12 months have been rewarding for globally diversified investors who held onto their emerging markets exposure—and there may still be more rewards to come.

Jul 25, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Grandfather clock

Beware of betting big on U.S. stocks

History suggests that today’s stretched U.S. stock valuations are likely to be followed by a period of low returns. “Buy low, sell high” seems like a particularly good response.

Jun 27, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
Is now the time to reduce bond exposure?

Is now the time to reduce bond exposure?

Basic math suggests that selling out of bonds before interest rates rise is a no-brainer. If only it was that simple.

Jun 20, 2017 Categories: Portfolio Corner
US Outlook

U.S. outlook: reconciling strong surveys and a mediocre economic reality

U.S. consumers and businesses report high levels of confidence. But they’re not spending their money where their mouth is. What might this disconnect spell for the U.S. economic and market outlook?

May 18, 2017 Categories: Economic Insights
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