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  • Jul
    10
    2014

    Second Quarter 2014 Market and Performance Update

    Uneven worldwide economic growth has resulted in global monetary policy at various stages of ebb and flow. Global inflation pressures may begin to weigh on accommodative central banking. Most developed-market equities continue to see earnings growth. A turnaround in Europe is one of the keys to global market performance in the months ahead.

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  • Jul
    7
    2014

    Radio: Sean Simko Addresses How Central Bank Policy Changes Affect Bond Markets

    Sean Simko, managing director of SEI Fixed Income Portfolio Management, discusses how central bank policy changes affect bond markets and factor into fixed income investment decisions. [... More]

  • Jul
    7
    2014

    Economic Outlook: And the Music Plays On

    Equity markets are sitting at record highs and bond markets continue to defy gravity. The big question should be obvious: how much longer can it last?

    While developed market equity valuations are somewhat elevated and credit spreads narrow, we think it’s premature to adopt a strongly defensive investment stance. The global economy continues its slow recovery process, and there has rarely been a time when the world’s central banks have been as active in their efforts to support economic recovery and growth as they are presently.

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  • Jul
    2
    2014

    Japan: Value Trap or Opportunity

     Japanese equity markets have stalled following a strong rally in 2013. The short-term outlook for Japanese equities is generally positive, but faces challenges. We are optimistic on the long-term prospects for Japan and are evaluating the opportunities.

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  • Jun
    27
    2014

    2014 Futurewealth Report Part 4: The advocacy impact

    The final paper of the 2014 series takes an in-depth look at what behaviors and circumstances would trigger Futurewealthy clients to refer friends and colleagues to their wealth manager. 

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