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Below are our five most recent Knowledge Center materials. To view all materials, as well as filter by the markets we serve and by material type, please visit our Knowledge Center Archive.

  • Aug
    8
    2014

    Monthly Market Commentary - July 2014

    Continued developed-market economic growth was substantially diverse across regions, furthering the divergence of central bank monetary policy coordination. Bond markets delivered lackluster performance, while equities varied by region on rising volatility at month end. Even with somewhat elevated developed-market equity valuations and narrow credit spreads, we still see room for markets to move higher and would be inclined to buy on a correction.

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  • Aug
    5
    2014

    Stock Swoon, Bond Decline not a Surprise

    Global stock and bond markets faded to end July on concerns over economic news and geopolitical events. Market action has been consistent with SEIís view and we do not expect significant impacts for our funds relative to their benchmarks. [... More]

  • Jul
    30
    2014

    Behavioural Finance: Rules of Thumb and Representativeness

    In Behavioural Finance: An Introduction to Human Error, we noted that Kahneman and Tversky were smart academics who found many ideas for their social science experiments in the mistakes that they themselves made as well as the mistakes that their intelligent colleagues and subjects made. Kahneman and Tversky noted some rules of thumb that often lead investors astray. [... More]

  • Jul
    23
    2014

    Behavioural Finance: An Introduction to Human Error

    Paul Samuelsonís 1941 Ph.D. dissertation on economics, grandly titled The Foundation of Economic Analysis, changed the standard for analysis of economics by incorporating mathematical analysis in economic theory. But, in order for Samuelsonís math to work, he had to make assumptions and generalisations about the way in which people behaved, both in isolation and when part of a social group.†

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  • Jul
    23
    2014

    Russia - Balancing the Risks against the Realities

    Political upheaval in Ukraine has brought Russia into diplomatic conflict with the U.S. and the European Union. Developments on the ground indicate a very complicated situation that could take a long time to resolve. The situation provides a real-time example of the complex risks global investment managers must evaluate. [... More]

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