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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.

Product Focus
Glenn Dial

The Secret to Plan Success

Dialed In to Retirement

09/17/2014

Marrying income adequacy with a high degree of confidence in hitting participant payout targets is the new benchmark for a winning retirement plan, writes Glenn Dial in his new monthly column.

Glenn Dial

Solving One of the Biggest Retirement Risks You Never Heard Of

08/12/2014

Plan sponsors and their advisors need to be aware of the risks involved in retirement investing—particularly the ones that frequently get overlooked. Glenn Dial outlines why it’s critical to solve for transition risk with an effective strategy.

Andrew Neville

The Additive Effect of Global Small Cap on Portfolios

05/02/2014

Manager Andrew Neville explains the payoff of a strategic allocation to global small-cap stocks, how active managers exploit pricing inefficiency and the benefit of kicking the tires in local markets. Plus, how monetary policy impacts small-cap investing.

Andreas Utermann

Making the Case for More Active Management

Global View

03/18/2014

Global CIO Andreas Utermann says the best thing active managers can do for their clients is be more active. That means focusing on two “sweet spots” to generate alpha: focused stock picking and diversified stock picking.

Doug Forsyth

A Bigger Toolkit for Generating Income Potential

03/11/2014

Income can solve a lot of problems, but it’s not easy to find with core bonds today. Investors need broader opportunity sets if they want to find the higher income, lower volatility and lower rate sensitivity they seek, says Doug Forsyth.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

Capex Finally Showing Signs of Life

The Upshot

09/29/2014

US companies are starting to spend more on capital goods and equipment, which reflects their growing confidence in the economic recovery, writes Kristina Hooper.

Media Center

A Team of Contrarians Who Value Dividends  

06/26/2014

NFJ has a long tradition of buying stocks that are out of favor and using dividends to spot high-quality companies with strong balance sheets and to generate income. Portfolio managers Ben Fischer and Burns McKinney explain NFJ’s philosophy and process.

Burns McKinney

Dividends Can Be a Difference Maker  

05/12/2014

Burns McKinney, manager of AllianzGI NFJ International Value Fund, talks valuations and the benefits of dividend-paying stocks in a mature, yet volatile, bull market with CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen. Plus, why he favors tech and telecom.

Research
Ferdinand Horneck

Global Retail Demand Glowing for LED Bulbs

09/30/2014

With LED light-bulb sales rising and costs falling, Grassroots Research Analyst Ferdinand Horneck says the price tipping point seems to have been reached, a development that bodes well for LED-manufacturing equipment.

Michael Dauchot

Tax Inversions: In Vogue and Under Fire

09/25/2014

A game of virtual brinkmanship has developed between the US government and would-be tax inverters, says Michael Dauchot, but the allure of inversions should sustain continued investment-banking activity despite D.C.’s efforts to thwart them.

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