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  • Jim McDonald: Embracing Some Risk
    Jim McDonald: Embracing Some Risk
    Jim McDonald, Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Jan 14 2019 3 mins
    The fourth quarter sell-off in financial markets, alongside more dovish commentary from the Federal Reserve, improved our outlook for risk.
  • Bob Browne: 2019 Outlook: Shifting to Neutral
    Bob Browne: 2019 Outlook: Shifting to Neutral
    Bob Browne, CFA, Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Jan 9 2019 3 mins
    Market volatility around the Federal Reserve and global trade might have investors worried about what 2019 will bring. While global growth may take a hit, we think there’s still plenty of room in left in this long and slow expansion. Learn more about our return forecasts and asset class views for 2019.
  • Michael Hunstad: Defense for the New Year
    Michael Hunstad: Defense for the New Year
    Michael Hunstad, Ph.D. - Head of Quantitative Strategies Recorded: Jan 7 2019 3 mins
    Equity markets took a beating in December, but taking yourself out of the game now could be costly. Our head of quantitative strategies outlines a better way to defend your portfolio for the New Year.
  • Jim McDonald: 2019 Outlook
    Jim McDonald: 2019 Outlook
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Dec 17 2018 3 mins
    We entered 2018 with a significant overweight to risk assets, but steadily pared that back to neutral as risks increased around the outlook for growth and monetary policy. What’s ahead for 2019? Jim McDonald explains.
  • Bob Browne: This Fed Meeting: An Exception to the Rule
    Bob Browne: This Fed Meeting: An Exception to the Rule
    Bob Browne, CFA - Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Dec 10 2018 3 mins
    It is important for investors to have good general rules which guide them, but sometimes there are important exceptions. The upcoming Federal Reserve meeting is an excellent example of this. Bob Browne explains.
  • Colin Robertson: Bond Outlook: Expect a Steadier 2019
    Colin Robertson: Bond Outlook: Expect a Steadier 2019
    Colin Robertson - Managing Director, Fixed Income Group Recorded: Dec 3 2018 3 mins
    2018 was a volatile and challenging year for fixed income, with negative total returns in the U.S. due to rate hikes and higher long-term yields. Colin Robertson explains what we expect for 2019.
  • Best Practices in Investment Committee Governance
    Best Practices in Investment Committee Governance
    John O. Keshner, Managing Director, Endowments and Foundations Recorded: Nov 30 2018 18 mins
    Learn about best practices in investment committee governance from John O. Keshner, Managing Director for Endowments and Foundations at Northern Trust Asset Management, as he reveals key findings from the 2018 Investment Committee Governance Practices Survey.
  • Jim McDonald: Watchfully Waiting
    Jim McDonald: Watchfully Waiting
    Jim McDonald - Chief Investment Strategist Recorded: Nov 19 2018 3 mins
    The conflict between slowing global growth and rising rates by the Fed need to be resolved before animal spirits re-engage. Jim McDonald explains.
  • Factor Research Quarterly: Forecasts & Market Events
    Factor Research Quarterly: Forecasts & Market Events
    Michael Hunstad, PhD, Head of Quantitative Strategies; Toby Stannard, CFA, Quantitative Equity Strategist Recorded: Nov 8 2018 32 mins
    For quick and timely insights on the most recent equity factor performance, forecasts and market events, tune into our upcoming Factor Research Quarterly. We’ll discuss:

    - Market volatility: the factor winners and losers
    - 5-year investment themes through a factor lens
    - Translating top-down views into factors
    - Factor valuations and forecasts
  • Bob Browne: All My Gains are Gone. Now What?
    Bob Browne: All My Gains are Gone. Now What?
    Bob Browne, CFA - Chief Investment Officer Recorded: Oct 29 2018 3 mins
    After returning a whopping 7.7% in the third quarter, the S&P 500 is now down year-to-date. Why are equities suddenly turning for the worse and what should investors be doing in response? Bob Browne explains.

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