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Kristina Hooper

US Presidential Election: Analysis and Investment Implications

07/22/2016

In this "all-bets-are-off" US presidential election, Kristina Hooper says it's important to know the candidates' platforms and how they can affect the markets. Investors should be prepared for more surprises—and more volatility.

Neil Dwane

Q&A: How Will Brexit Affect the UK and EU?

07/20/2016

Neil Dwane answers investors' most pressing questions about Britain's current and future relationship with the European Union.

Neil Dwane

Just Before Halftime, Brexit Strikes

07/14/2016

In his mid-year outlook, Neil Dwane looks at how the biggest investment themes of early 2016 – including China, oil and diverging central-bank policies – suddenly gave way to a new narrative: How will the UK's impending exit from the EU change the game?

Neil Dwane

Demographics, Disruption and Reform Power Asia's Potential

06/29/2016

Neil Dwane summarizes our recent AllianzGI Asia Conference in Berlin: Between China’s rebalancing, a youthful India, a regional embrace of reforms and the promise of disruptive technology, Asia is increasingly attractive to investors.

Neil Dwane

Disruption Moving Cars From Automatics to Auto-Matons

06/27/2016

Are cars destined to become "motarized utilities"? Neil Dwane says disruption isn't just a tech trend; it's the major driver of big changes set to hit the auto industry.

Product Focus

Building a Better Portfolio Using "Best Styles"

06/10/2016

Sector Investing Solutions

5 Sector Investing Solutions

05/26/2016

Sector investing can be an excellent way to pursue global growth opportunities and add diversification. To help you take advantage of timely sector-investing trends, take a look at the following sector-based funds.

Glenn Dial

Top 5 Takeaways from the New DOL Rule

Dialed In to Retirement

05/19/2016

Now that the Obama administration has imposed its final fiduciary rule, financial advisors must interpret and implement this regulation in all its complexity. Glenn Dial cuts to the chase with five key takeaways from the enormous 923-page document.

Glenn Dial

Transition Risk Transforms Retirement

Dialed In to Retirement

03/17/2016

For retirement investors leaving the workforce in the next year, 2016 is shaping up to be a tricky time to make the transition. Glenn Dial says heightened volatility could cause many to wonder how they can be so close to retirement—but feel so unsettled.

Glenn Dial

The Biggest Retirement Issue in 2016

Dialed In to Retirement

01/22/2016

Financial advisors and retirement planning specialists are facing potential regulatory changes that could transform just about every aspect of their business. Here's what you should be looking out for with the DOL's proposed fiduciary duty regulation.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

Central Bank 'Put' Leads to Sweet Spot for Stocks

The Upshot

07/18/2016

Last week reminded us once again that monetary policy still has a significant impact on asset class prices. Kristina Hooper says investors need to be prepared for monetary policy exhaustion, which means embracing a more active approach to investing.

Media Center
Karen Hiatt

Picking Stocks in a Low-Growth Economy  

07/15/2016

Karen Hiatt, Co-CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager for our US Large Cap Growth Equities team, talks about how active investing and astute stock selection can outperform in a slow economy.

Kristina Hooper

Brexit: What will the future bring?  

06/24/2016

US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper discusses the fallout from the recent UK EU referendum vote—don't panic, but expect the unexpected.

Research

Interest Growing in Self-Driving Cars

07/21/2016

US consumers are getting more comfortable with the idea of self-driving cars, according to new Grassroots℠ research: 48% of sources surveyed are willing to pay extra for these high-tech highway features in the next vehicle they purchase.

Aggie Wong

Gauging the Shift Toward Robo-Advice

06/21/2016

Recent Grassroots℠ Research shows that slightly more than one-third of investors who use robo-advisors are considering switching to a financial advisor, indicating that automated advice isn't giving many clients the level of service they need.

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