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Economic data remained mixed in the U.S., despite some positive forward-looking indicators. Ongoing strength was seen in the U.K. and Japan, along with pockets of both resilience and weakness in Europe. Global bond yields were generally steady in the month following a resetting of levels in January. Global equity markets strongly rebounded as investor optimism was particularly strong across European markets. With positive economic growth in Europe and solid earnings reports from U.S. companies, there is plenty of optimism that 2014 will be a decent year.[... More]
It’s a truism in our industry that the quality of client service is critical to investor satisfaction and to investment managers’ competitiveness. How are today's managers measuring up?[... More]
There is no question that Bernanke has made his mark, and key among them was his efforts to keep the U.S. economy afloat through three iterations of bond buying. There were also a variety of facilities crafted under his guidance to maintain market liquidity—the ease with which a holding can be bought or sold.—and keep the economy and financial markets working in an orderly fashion.[... More]
The monetary policies of global central banks remain accommodative and are expected to continue as such, while global growth builds momentum. Concerns related to the U.S. Federal Reserve tapering of bond purchases, sustainability of corporate profits and Chinese output resulted in a pullback in global equities, while global fixed income gained. SEI does not believe the elements of a more serious equity bear market are in place. The most important drivers of stock-market performance in our framework are still flashing neutral-to-positive signals.[... More]
The first paper of the 2014 four-part series takes a close look at what attracts the Futurewealthy to their wealth manager.[... More]