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  1. BLOG

    Game of Homes: Is winter coming for the domestic-equity bias? 

    Apr 30, 2019 Anil Rao , Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Equity Themes , Models/Client Cases , Global Investing

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    Can we quantify home-bias risk in an allocation? And, what has happened when U.S. stocks ended previous multiyear runs of outperformance?

  2. BLOG

    Need a Lyft? Why the IPO blew a tire 

    Apr 10, 2019 Alan Brett , Matt Moscardi

    Equity Themes , ESG Research , Risk Management

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    A week into the highly publicized IPO for Lyft Inc., the ride-sharing company, it’s hard to say it went exactly as planned.

  3. BLOG

    What Yield-Curve Inversions Have Meant For Markets 

    Apr 5, 2019 Alfredo Bequillard

    Equity Themes , Economic Exposure , Fixed Income

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    Inversion of the yield curve has historically been a reliable indicator that a recession is coming. But what has it implied for stock prices and Treasury rates?

  4. BLOG

    Saudi Arabia inclusion and emerging markets 

    Mar 28, 2019 Saurabh Katiyar

    Equity Themes , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Saudi Arabian stocks will be included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI ACWI Index in a two-step process starting in June this year. With the first step of inclusion of the MSCI Saudi Arabian Index coming shortly, we ask how inclusion of this Middle Eastern market would have affected the MSCI EM Indexes.

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    Watching beta in volatile equity markets 

    Mar 12, 2019 Anil Rao

    Equity Themes , Global Investing

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    The U.S. equity market ended last year with a historic drawdown, and beta stood out as a driver of the market decline. But what happened when those losses starting reversing in early 2019?

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    Evaluating Emerging-Market Stocks through a Governance Lens 

    Feb 21, 2019 Raina Oberoi , Anil Rao

    Equity Themes , Emerging Markets , Global Investing

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    Emerging-market stocks generally are perceived to have lower governance standards than their developed-market counterparts. Less transparency is one factor behind this view. Some emerging-market companies may also disadvantage minority shareholders. How can active and index-based investors address these issues?

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    Is the bond-equity hedge slipping away? 

    Nov 1, 2018 Michael Hayes , Thomas Verbraken

    Equity Themes , Fixed Income , Integrated Risk Management

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    In October, the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield hit a 7-year high in response to strong economic news, contributing to the second major equity sell-off this year.1 If positive moves in yield continue to drive down equities, this would mean an end to the hedge between stocks and bonds that has been in effect since around 2002. Investors may seek alternative means of diversification, with potentially deep ramifications for strategic asset allocation decisions and multi-asset class strategies.

  8. BLOG

    Is Japan’s “lost decade” over? 

    Aug 14, 2018 Naoya Nishimura

    Equity Themes , Global Investing

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    The Japanese equity market’s spectacular crash in the early 1990s is referred to as the “lost decade.” Recently, this period has been extended to include the decade that followed. Despite this, most Japanese investors continue to favor an outsized domestic equity allocation. This home bias has come with a huge opportunity cost. Since the end of 1987, the cumulative return of global stocks was over 1,400% in yen terms, while the cumulative return of Japanese stocks was only 49%.

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    Can investors win a U.S.-China trade war? 

    Jul 3, 2018 Anil Rao

    Equity Themes , Economic Exposure , Global Investing , Integrated Risk Management

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    With new tariffs in effect as of July 6, we investigate our earlier assertion that “while an expanded trade war could lead to a ‘lose-lose’ outcome, there could be greater impact for stocks in the U.S. Overall, they are more exposed to the Chinese economy than the other way around.”

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    Diverging emerging markets: global equity markets in 2017 

    Jan 12, 2018 Anil Rao

    Equity Themes , Emerging Markets

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    The emerging markets rally, the U.S. dollar’s depreciation and the resurgence of global growth were the top three drivers behind a double-digit rally in global equities last year. Stocks were led by the MSCI Emerging Markets Index’s 38% return. Developed markets, as represented by the MSCI World Index, returned 23% last year. As we enter 2018, investors will monitor whether these themes continue into the New Year.

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