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To create sustainable outperformance, in-depth market knowledge is essential. We have a global research platform that both informs our investment decisions and helps our clients understand the markets. Built around global centers of investment expertise, we can leverage the best talent in a given location while fostering independent thinking across asset classes.

The Global Buzz about Non-Alcoholic Beer

11/03/2016

Brewers have sought to expand their product line to people who like the taste of beer, but not necessarily the taste or effects of alcohol. Our latest Grassroots℠ Research shows that the results thus far have been flat to frothy, depending on the country.

A Deeper Dive into Frac Sand

10/20/2016

As the US shale-oil industry booms and busts, so too does the frac sand industry. In a year of OPEC production uncertainties and wave of US well closures, our Grassroots℠ Research team takes a deeper dive into frac sand demand and prices.

New Study Measures the UK's Post-Brexit Mood

09/20/2016

In the weeks surrounding the UK's historic Brexit referendum, Grassroots℠ Research surveyed UK consumers to gauge their overall sentiment. According to Kelly Reuba, Global Head of Grassroots Research, consumers became notably gloomier after the vote.

London Real Estate: Weak Pound = Strong Foreign Buying

08/31/2016

In light of Brexit, a weaker pound sterling has led to attractive opportunities for foreign buyers of London real estate. A study by Grassroots℠ Research shows foreign buyers are aiming for the mid- and upper price ranges of the city’s real estate market.

Despite Tourist Trepidations, Cruise Bookings are Up

08/23/2016

With terrorism taking its toll on tourism in Europe and elsewhere, the cruise industry has thus far emerged unscathed. Grassroots℠ Research shows that cruise booking for 2016 trips is up from last year, despite increased fears of terrorism and Zika.

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.

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.

The Impact of November 13 on Paris Retailers

06/01/2016

Grassroots℠ Research Analyst Johannes Jacobi writes that the well-diversified companies in the luxury goods sector—those companies diversified by geographic region and by product—will be best able to weather conditions worsened by terrorist attacks.

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