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  • Distortion, Divergence and Diversification: 2019 Global Investment Outlook December 7, 2018
    Volatility has plagued equity markets globally in 2018—most notably emerging markets and US equity markets. As the US economic expansion officially crossed the nine-year mark in 2018, many investors started to wonder when the cycle would change—and what the catalyst might be. Our senior investment leaders see plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the […]
    Edward D. Perks, CFA
  • Changes in Technology, Regulation and Accessibility Drive Rise in Use of Collective Investment Trusts December 4, 2018
    Collective Investment Trusts (CITs) have been gaining momentum in the retirement space, and for good reason. Jason Colarossi, vice president, national retirement strategist, of Franklin Templeton's Defined Contribution Division, outlines what CITs are and how they have evolved. He also discusses the different types of strategies and the growth we have seen with this investment […]
  • The Case for Municipal Bonds in a Rising-Rate Environment December 3, 2018
    Municipal bond yields moved higher in 2018 and seem likely to continue moving up in 2019 if market expectations for further interest-rate increases play out. Sheila Amoroso, director of Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Municipal Bond Department, makes a case for munis within a rising-rate environment. She says there could actually be more demand for […]
    Sheila Amoroso
  • An Integrated Approach to Managing ESG Risks and Opportunities November 30, 2018
    Information, data and research are the fuel for investment decisions. Over the years, as new information has emerged and evolved, investors have found innovative means to harness new insights to help inform their decisions. Today, some forward-looking investors are deepening their focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis to provide additional perspectives to complement […]
    Julie Moret


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