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Taking Aim at Retirement Readiness
Why target-date funds are a smart choice for most American workers saving for their twilight years.
No Second Chances
With opinions on the future growth of its economy divided and past performance probably not indicative of results to come, China needs to change its economic model – or face danger, according to economist George Magnus.
Central Banks to Stay Looser for Longer
2014 Global Market Outlook
Global CIO Andreas Utermann discusses his economic outlook for 2014, including the role of central banks in shaping capital markets, the effects of a prolonged period of financial repression and the risks and opportunities for investors.
It’s Time to Take ‘Smart Risk’ by Investing in Equities
CIO Equity Europe Neil Dwane believes investors need to look beyond short-term market volatility and take the bold step of investing in equities, which have produced positive, inflation-beating returns over time.
Impact of Deleveraging on Growth and Markets
4Q13 Global Strategic Outlook
Six years after the beginning of the financial crisis, Chief Economist Stefan Hofrichter analyzes the current state of leverage in the global economy, including where deleveraging is working, what’s worked in the past and the implications of easy money.
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Dividends in a Time of Tapering
5 Questions with Ben Fischer
Ben Fischer, manager of AllianzGI NFJ Dividend Value Fund, discusses what the Fed's eventual unwinding of QE means for dividend-paying stocks, how to weather uncertainty over monetary policy and where he's finding high-quality, "cheap" US stocks.
Count on Convertibles in a Low-Yield World
With yields low, convertibles present a compelling investment case for investors seeking income. Not only can these hybrid securities be exchanged for equity, they can provide protection if increases in bond yields expose investors to losses.
Alternative School of Thought
Greg Tournant, lead portfolio manager of AllianzGI Structured Alpha Fund and AllianzGI U.S. Equity Hedged Fund, explains why he believes equity-index options are a smart way to fine-tune portfolios, boost diversification and guard against market crashes.
Capture More Upside and Less Downside with Convertibles
5 Questions with Justin Kass
Justin Kass, portfolio manager of the three-time Lipper Award-winning AllianzGI Convertible Fund, discusses the benefits of convertibles, where they fit in portfolios and the current market environment for the asset class.
Looking for Dividends in New Places
Dividends are the last bastion for investors seeking income and returns above inflation. But chasing yield in defensive sectors and ignoring valuation may jeopardize pension return targets, writes NFJ’s Ben Fischer in Pensions & Investments.
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Strong Data Veils Flawed Jobs Recovery
The November employment report—the last big piece of data for the Fed to chew on in 2013—didn’t disappoint. But average length of unemployment and the number of persistently unemployed are a drag on the job-market rebound, writes Kristina Hooper.
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How to Rise Above Financial Repression
Risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin, explains Global CIO Andreas Utermann. While financial repression means negative real yields for savers, it can also forge a favorable climate for equities.
Coping With a Global Growth Shortage
Global CIO Andreas Utermann weighs in on why the global economic recovery has been sub-par and uneven.
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Looking at Longevity Through a New Lens
A new approach to predicting life expectancy could also help to price guarantees on retirement income streams, says economics professor David Blake.
The Younger Wife’s Curse
Women typically marry older men and live longer, increasing their chances of being widowed. New research shows that older women are at greater risk of poverty in 27 out of 30 OECD countries.
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