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Market Insights
Andreas Utermann

The Impact of the Ukraine Crisis on Financial Markets


With the central bank “put” still in place, Global CIO Andreas Utermann says markets may continue being nonchalant about turmoil in Crimea, but a newly belligerent Russia on Europe’s doorstep should bring the EU closer together.

Peter Lefkin

The Price of Meaningful Tax Reform


Peter Lefkin, head of government and external affairs at Allianz of America, takes a look under the hood of the proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014 and why, regardless of its fate, it’s a blueprint for the future and a sobering conversation worth having.

WSJ: “More Investors Are Drawn to Dividends”


Investors worried about a slowing economy are playing defense by piling into dividend-paying stocks, says The Wall Street Journal. The reason? The income can cushion major downswings, plus many companies have been boosting payouts to shareholders.

Kristina Hooper

3 Key Takeaways from the Jobs Report


US Investment Strategist Kristina Hooper breaks down the March employment report, including what it means for monetary policy, markets and investors.

Ben Fischer

How to Play a Yellen-Led Fed With Dividends


Portfolio manager Ben Fischer explains the role dividend-paying stocks play in portfolios at a time when the Fed’s unwinding QE and a bull run in equities is maturing. Plus, how NFJ should perform if there’s a correction and where he’s finding bargains.

Product Focus
Andreas Utermann

Making the Case for More Active Management

Global View


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


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.

Andrew Neville

What’s Next for Small-Cap Stocks?

2014 Small-Cap Outlook


Andrew Neville, lead portfolio manager for AllianzGI Global Small Cap Fund, discusses small-cap valuations, the pace of M&A and where he’s finding growth in 2014.

Glenn Dial

Taking Aim at Retirement Readiness



Why target-date funds are a smart choice for most American workers saving for their twilight years.

Ben Fischer

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.

The Upshot
Kristina Hooper

5 Things You Need to Know About the Selloff

The Upshot


Kristina Hooper puts the sharp pullback in the stock market in perspective for investors who may be wondering about a correction.

Media Center
Doug Forsyth

A Strong Outlook for High Yield in 2014  


Portfolio manager Doug Forsyth discusses the positive environment for high-yield bonds: In addition to strong balance sheets, low default risk and solid earnings, monetary policy should remain accommodative and the economy is facing fewer headwinds.

Andrew Neville

Small Caps Should Shine in Economic Upswing  


Portfolio manager Andrew Neville says the fact that economies are improving all around the world bodes well for small-cap companies, which tend to outperform their large-cap counterparts during upswings.

Paul Strand

Surging US Oil Production Has Big Implications

Soundbites from Research


With the US slated to become the world’s largest oil producer by 2015, US Resources sector head Paul Strand explains the economic, political and investment consequences of this major shift.

Kelly Reuba

Cost Control Key to Assessing Health-Care Exchanges

Grassroots℠ Research


While benefits administrators take a wait-and-see approach with the Affordable Care Act, Kelly Reuba, Global Head of Grassroots℠ Research, says cost is their No. 1 concern.


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