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A Cheat Sheet for the Midterm Elections
Inside the Beltway
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.
With QE Over, Fed Shows Confidence in Economy
Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team breaks down the latest FOMC announcement and its key takeaways for investors.
Europe Is Ripe for Stock-Pickers
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.
The New 'Alphabet' of Investing
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.
September Jobs Report Won’t Change Tightening Timetable
Our US Capital Markets Research & Strategy team breaks down the latest employment data and its implications for monetary policy.
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Back to the Future
Dialed In to Retirement
Cherry picking attractive defined-benefit features from the past is a smart move when designing new DC plans. But be wary of placing too much emphasis on highest average account balance—it’s likely to leave some participants in the lurch.
The Secret to Plan Success
Dialed In to Retirement
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.
Solving One of the Biggest Retirement Risks You Never Heard Of
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.
The Additive Effect of Global Small Cap on Portfolios
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.
Making the Case for More Active Management
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.
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What's Next for Tech?
Portfolio Manager Walter Price puts the concern over stretched tech-stock valuations in perspective: With lower prices, improving profits and higher earnings on the horizon, tech stocks could be set for a rebound.
Tech’s Transformative Effect
Portfolio Manager Walter Price discusses how recent high-tech innovations—including social media, mobile connectivity and the shift to cloud computing—are changing the way we live and do business.
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Global Retail Demand Glowing for LED Bulbs
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.
Tax Inversions: In Vogue and Under Fire
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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