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  • Jim McDonald: Shifting to Neutral
    Jim McDonald: Shifting to Neutral
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Oct 15 2018 3 mins
    We've moved our tactical risk positioning back to neutral after years of being overweight risk. Jim McDonald explains.
  • Jim McDonald: The Next Five Years: What Investors Can Expect
    Jim McDonald: The Next Five Years: What Investors Can Expect
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Sep 17 2018 4 mins
    Jim McDonald gives an inside look into our new capital market assumptions research, which identifies the key investment theme shifting the global asset allocation, risk and return landscape over the next five years.
  • Factor Research Quarterly: Forecasts & Market Events
    Factor Research Quarterly: Forecasts & Market Events
    Michael Hunstad, PhD, Head of Quantitative Strategies; Andrew Knell, Senior Investment Strategist Recorded: Aug 29 2018 34 mins
    In this quarter's call, our top experts discuss how factors have behaved in the recent market environment. You'll gain insight into:

    •What to expect from small caps in a volatile environment
    •Why your value investments may be underperforming
    •Current factor valuations and forecasts

    Get an inside look at how our top experts are viewing today's biggest headlines through a factor lens.
  • An Equity Market for Factors
    An Equity Market for Factors
    Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., Northern Trust Asset Management Head of Quantitative Strategies Recorded: Jul 17 2018 3 mins
    Are we heading toward a pricing cliff for factor-based strategies? Michael Hunstad provides some opportunities to consider when contemplating factor-based investments.

    • Factors typically do well when equity market returns are relatively benign
    • Factors may provide excess return to a portfolio
  • Jim McDonald: Give Me Credit
    Jim McDonald: Give Me Credit
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Jul 16 2018 3 mins
    Interest rates and credit spreads have increased this year, but we expect those trends to reverse over the next year. Additionally, we think concerns about accelerating inflation are overblown. Jim McDonald explains.
  • Volatility in 2018 and Beyond
    Volatility in 2018 and Beyond
    Bob Browne, CFA, Northern Trust Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Jul 6 2018 3 mins
    Many investors are concerned about recent volatility, but it’s really a return to the norm. However, there are two events we think may cause more volatility in the markets.

    •Can the Fed be wrong?
    •Trade war
  • Using Factors to Aid Difficult Conversations
    Using Factors to Aid Difficult Conversations
    Michael Hunstad, Ph.D., Northern Trust Asset Management Head of Quantitative Strategies Recorded: Jul 6 2018 3 mins
    Every advisor wants to avoid tough conversations with clients about faltering portfolios. Michael Hunstad explains how using factors may help.

    • Getting paid for the risk you take
    • Factors tend to deliver consistent excess returns
    • Factors can be used as “levers” to achieve desired outcome
  • How to View Rising Rates
    How to View Rising Rates
    Bob Browne, CFA, Northern Trust Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Jun 21 2018 2 mins
    With the 10-year Treasury reaching 3% it’s understandable why advisors and clients are concerned about rates going forward. Here’s our take.
    •Intermediate – short-term part of the yield curve
    •High quality credit
    •Purpose of bonds in portfolio
  • Bob Browne: Wake Up and Smell the Economy
    Bob Browne: Wake Up and Smell the Economy
    Bob Browne, CFA - Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Jun 18 2018 3 mins
    Despite the Federal Reserve rate hike, and an indication of more hikes yet to come, the 10-year Treasury yield actually declined. CIO Bob Browne explains what this means for investors and the economy.
  • Factor Research Quarterly: The Return of Volatility
    Factor Research Quarterly: The Return of Volatility
    Michael Hunstad, Head of Quantitative Strategies: Andrew Knell, Senior Investment Strategist, Northern Trust Asset Management Recorded: May 23 2018 44 mins
    Volatility has returned in markets across the world. In this quarter's call, our top quantitative experts discuss how factors have behaved as a result of volatility in the last quarter.

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