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Timely Insights from Our Global Strategic Outlook

11/21/2014

Every quarter, we publish timely insights into economies, markets and asset classes from our team of investment professionals. Here are our latest views on what’s in store for the global economy, the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Scott Migliori

Post-Election Bounce in Store After 2011 Flashback?

11/13/2014

More volatility is ahead, says CIO Equity US Scott Migliori, but investors could also find buying opportunities as we enter a period that has historically boosted US equity markets – especially small caps.

Kristina Hooper

October Jobs Report Shows Continued Improvement

11/07/2014

Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team breaks down the latest employment data, including key takeaways for investors and implications for monetary policy.

Peter Lefkin

A Cheat Sheet for the Midterm Elections

Inside the Beltway

10/31/2014

Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, breaks down the political races state by state, including the key election issues, where Democrats and Republicans are most vulnerable and the implications of incumbent losses.

Kristina Hooper

With QE Over, Fed Shows Confidence in Economy

10/29/2014

Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team breaks down the latest FOMC announcement and its key takeaways for investors.

Neil Dwane

Europe Is Ripe for Stock-Pickers

10/28/2014

CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane says not all European stocks should be equally undervalued, unloved and under-owned. Take a look at high-quality dividend-payers and you’ll find well-run companies that know how to navigate an austere economic environment.

Andreas Utermann

The New 'Alphabet' of Investing

10/07/2014

Global CIO Andreas Utermann rounds up the highlights of our most recent Investment Forum in Frankfurt: With the stage set for lower market returns, generating alpha through active management will be essential for capturing outperformance opportunities.

Kristina Hooper

September Jobs Report Won’t Change Tightening Timetable

10/03/2014

Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team breaks down the latest employment data and its implications for monetary policy.

Raymond Chan

New ‘Stock Connect’ Platform Set to Boost China’s Markets

09/26/2014

Ready for its October debut, the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect platform marks a major step toward relaxing capital flows into and out of China, says Raymond Chan, and its expandable platform may lead to more open markets.

Andreas Utermann

What Investors Can Expect After Scotland's 'No' Vote

09/19/2014

Our Global CIO says the British pound’s post-“no” vote rise should be accompanied by a bounce for companies that had been adversely affected by the uncertainty surrounding the referendum on Scotland’s independence.

Kristina Hooper

FOMC Adds More Clarity About Policy, Rate Hikes

09/17/2014

US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper breaks down the Sept. 17 FOMC announcement, including what it means for markets, monetary policy and investors.

How Scotland’s Independence Could Affect the UK

Viewpoints

09/17/2014

With the stage set for a close vote on Scotland’s secession from the United Kingdom, CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane and Portfolio Manager Simon Gergel provide their on-the-ground insights into the referendum’s market, political and economic ramifications.

Aakanksha Vijaywargiya

New Budget, Bright Future for India

08/29/2014

Research Associate Aakanksha Vijaywargiya is optimistic that India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, will successfully implement his ambitious budget and reignite growth, particularly in the infrastructure and financial sectors.

Eric Boess

A Tale of Two Liquidities

08/28/2014

Global Head of Derivatives Eric Boess explores the liquidity troubles that could arise at the intersection of falling dealer inventory and rising overall bond-fund asset levels, driven by the explosive growth of passive investment vehicles.

Andreas Utermann

How Europe Can Move Forward, Abenomics-Style

08/27/2014

Global CIO Andreas Utermann writes in the Financial Times that European officials should create their own trio of “Abenomics” arrows, focused on accommodative monetary policy, employment and tax reforms, and infrastructure investment.

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