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Media Appearance
Ashutosh Sinha in Barron’s: Eyes Big Trends in Hunt for Growth
Investment Insight

Capabilities Across the Asset Class Spectrum

International Equity
Investment Insight
Quality Traits
Jun 30, 2016
High quality companies have the ability, and habit, of generating high and consistent returns on operating capital, which leads to strong free cash flow and the ability to compound over the long term.
Manager Q & A
Q&A with William Lock
Jan 31, 2017
William Lock discusses how a strategy that his team manages has incorporated the Buffett philosophy into a long standing, successful global investment strategy.
Investment Insight
Lessons Learned

William Lock, Head of the International Equity team, shares key lessons learned over 30 years of international equity investing.

Private Real Estate Investing
Private Real Estate Strategy


Capability : Real Assets
Team : Private Real Estate Investing Team
Investment Insight
Global Retail Investment Strategy
Dec 04, 2016
Consumers are likely to drive future growth in developed markets. We believe this will lead to attractive core, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies in the retail and logistics sectors.
Investment Insight
Low Interest Rates and Commercial Real Estate
By Private Real Estate Investing Research Team
With one-third of global GDP under negative interest rate policy and low interest rates prevailing across developed markets, our Real Estate Investing research team survey the potential implications for real estate investors.

We seek high-quality assets, irrespective of property type or location.

Private Real Estate Investing Team
Global Fixed Income
Investment Insight
The Changing Investment Climate
By Jim Caron
Investors need to account for a new risk as effects of QE fade. Risk premia, not fundamentals, are driving asset performance. Correlation risks thus rise making diversification harder to achieve.
Macro Insight
Why Traditional Bond Strategies Aren’t the Portfolio Diversifiers They Used To Be
By The Global Fixed Income Team
Portfolio manager Jim Caron explains how to use bond strategies differently to help achieve diversification in a balanced portfolio.

We believe that in the long run value prevails and research wins.

Global Fixed Income Team
Global Emerging Markets Equity
Investment Insight
Finding Growth in Emerging Markets
May 19, 2016
Ashutosh Sinha discusses why he believes some of the best growth is still to be found in the emerging markets, where his team finds it and how the ability to select carefully can make a difference.
Investment Insight
Emerging Markets: It’s How, Not When
Aug 25, 2016
While emerging market stocks are experiencing a revival, Ashutosh Sinha discusses how he seeks to weather the market’s booms and busts.
Macro Insight
Watch Ruchir Sharma’s Interview on CNBC
Jun 09, 2016
During a CNBC Squawk Box appearance, Ruchir Sharma discussed his views on China and key themes from his new book.

In-depth Market Research

Macro Insight
Runaway Train?
Dec 22, 2016
Investors have plenty of reasons to cheer in the short run, but in the longer term the danger of a “runaway train” rises if inflationary pressures build. The Fed’s new braking system may soon be tested.
Macro Insight
Economics Trump Elections
Nov 15, 2016
Although the U.S. election is the type of “event risk” that the GBaR team continually evaluates, in our view the factor that is most likely to move markets is the changed outlook for interest rates.

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