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Wednesday Lunch

Spotlight on Event-Driven Investing

June 22, 2022 — This Wednesday we are joined by Thomas Kirchner and Paul Hoffmeister, the portfolio managers of the Camelot Event-Driven Fund.

Wednesday Lunch

Equity Markets: The State of the U.S. Consumer

June 08, 2022 — Sean Gambino, Chief investment officer for Heron Bay Capital, discusses the impact of macroeconomic pressures on consumers and what that means for equities.

Discussion

The Pain In Grain

May 26, 2022 — Third Street Ag trading head Chad Burlet explains how supply disruptions are upheaving agricultural commodity markets.

Inflection Point

War & Weak Harvests Threaten Global Food Supplies

May 26, 2022 — Rising commodity prices threaten food security, driving futures markets to all-time highs and challenging consumer staples margins.

Wednesday Lunch

Commodity Markets: War, Inflation & Supply Chain Disruptions

May 25, 2022 — We are happy to introduce a new regular feature for our publication: Wednesday Lunch.

Discussion

Will Rising Rates & Volatility Derail the Advisor M&A boom?

May 17, 2022 — Despite macro headwinds, Lightyear Capital Managing Director Max Rakhlin explains why he believes that consolidation in the wealth management industry is still just getting started.

Inflection Point

Crypto Shakeout Rattles VC Investors

May 13, 2022 — After a brutal selloff in crypto markets, venture capital allocators brace for the aftermath.

Focus

Private Equity: Are Wealth Managers Jumping on at the Peak?

April 28, 2022 — With macro headwinds weighing on future return prospects, the private equity industry turns to retail investors for new capital.

Discussion

The (PE) Emperors Have No Clothes

April 26, 2022 — Private equity veteran Jeff Hooke takes aim at excessive fees and opaque reporting embraced by buyout fund managers.

Inflection Point

Gold: Poised To Shine Or Losing Its Gleam?

April 23, 2022 — Are long-term trends undermining the precious metal’s reputation as a safe harbor during inflation and turmoil?

Focus

Soft Landing? Allocators Brace for Volatility as the Fed Tightens

April 18, 2022 — With economists divided over the likelihood of a US recession, allocators play defense.

Discussion

A Strategic Approach to Inflation

April 18, 2022 — Strategas CEO Jason De Sena Trennert remains skeptical we peak inflation has been achieved yet.

Discussion

A Focus on Process

April 18, 2022 — Robertson Stephens CIO Stuart Katz takes a disciplined approach to prepare for best- and worst-case scenarios.

Discussion

Expect More Volatility as the Fed Shifts from QE to QT

April 18, 2022 — RBC’s Andrzej counsels credit investors to expand their horizons to fight inflation.

Discussion

Playing Defense

April 18, 2022 — UBS Strategist Lucas Kawa thinks the US will likely avoid recession but still thinks investors should position defensively.

Discussion

Approaching a new breed of ESG Allocator

April 11, 2022 — According to Atlas Impact Partners founder Robert Brown, all investment decisions are ethical decisions at some level.

Focus

Ukraine Crisis Forces ESG Investors to Reflect and Adapt

April 11, 2022 — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has many ESG investors reexamining their portfolios and values.

Inflection Point

Doubting the Ruble’s Rebound

April 07, 2022 — Putin has brought the Ruble back to pre-conflict levels at home. Keeping it elevated may well prove harder.

Discussion

Can Beijing Calm Investor Fears?

April 05, 2022 — A portfolio manager focused on Chinese equities answers our questions about macro risk factors.

Inflection Point

Does an Inverted Yield Curve Signal an Inevitable Recession?

April 04, 2022 — A reliable recession indicator has been flashing a warning sign for investors. Most experts say it’s a false alarm.

Forum

Will Wealthy Consumers Continue to Spend?

March 30, 2022 — Two portfolio managers weigh in on prospects for consumer equities in the coming quarters as inflation and uncertainty continue to put pressure on the sector.

Focus

Municipal Meltdown

March 28, 2022 — 2022 has been hard on Muni bond investors, there may be more pain ahead despite resilient fundamentals.

Inflection Point

Nickel Fiasco Undermines Market Confidence

March 28, 2022 — Saving an important Chinese customer may have cost the LME its reputation.

Forum

Investors Recalibrate Risk After Russia Invades Ukraine

February 24, 2022 — Russia set off the first major conflict in Europe since the end of the Second World War by invading Ukraine today.

Market Briefing

Commodities: Beyond Reflation

December 13, 2021 — VIDEO: SummerHaven CEO Kurt Nelson makes a bullish case for commodities

Forum

Should Investors Allocate to Emerging Markets in 2022?

December 09, 2021 — Three investors weigh in on investment risks and opportunities presented in the world’s fastest-growing economies after a volatile year.

Inflection Point

As Us Equities Find Their Feet, Strategists Split on Next Move

December 07, 2021 — US equities staged a remarkable rebound after shaking off Omicron fears. Options markets suggest that some investors remain cautious despite the rally.

Inflection Point

Volatile Spot Oil Markets Belie Calmer Long-term View

December 02, 2021 — Sudden jitters in oil markets spurred by Omicron and OPEC+ does not appear to have altered long-term price assumptions yet.

Inflection Point

Hawkish Fed Comments Undermine Reflation Narratives

December 01, 2021 — After a change in tone by FOMC chair Powell, investors are left wondering if the “reflation trade” has reached its end.

Inflection Point

Despite Lira Collapse Erdogan Remains Defiant

November 22, 2021 — Erdogan and his allies in the central bank slashed rates in the face of inflation, risking a compounding of misery in the Turkish economy.

Inflection Point

Natural Gas: Despite Pullback Analysts Remain Bullish

November 18, 2021 — Natural gas data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday brought some hopeful news for American homeowners.

Forum

Will Slower Growth be the Cost of Climate Action?

November 16, 2021 — Three portfolio managers weigh the potential market impact of new global climate commitments.

Inflection Point

Buybacks Continue To Pick Up Pace

November 16, 2021 — Strategists see large U.S. public companies flush with cash and poised to use capital for massive share buybacks.