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Nov 16
Investment Insights

Municipal Market Update: October

November 16, 2017

Western Asset examines recent trends in the muni bond market and provides its outlook about conditions ahead.

Investment Insights
Nov 14
Investment Insights

Above The Noise

One Belt, One Road Part II

November 14, 2017

China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) initiative will have a transformational impact on participating countries. In Pakistan, for instance, OBOR is a potential win-win at virtually every level.

Investment Insights
Nov 14
Investment Insights

Above the Noise

One Belt, One Road, Part I

November 14, 2017

Beijing's commitment to the One Belt, One Road policy is clear. The question now is how investors can take advantage of the opportunities this policy might create.

Investment Insights
Nov 09
Investment Insights

Listed Infrastructure

How The RARE 200 Is Constructed

November 09, 2017

The RARE 200 is a proprietary investment universe used to select securities for the RARE Infrastructure Value Strategy. The companies chosen for the universe must have high levels of liquidity, quality, and what RARE believes constitutes core infrastructure.

Investment Insights
Oct 27
Investment Insights

Investing for the Grey Zone

October 27, 2017

The seismic shifts occurring in UK and global populations should be a wake-up call to all investors.

Investment Insights
Oct 26
Investment Insights

Looking beyond the U.S.

International Small-Cap: Surprising Quality

October 26, 2017

Why should investors consider maintaining a small but consistent allocation to this often-overlooked asset class? The answer is simple: superior risk-adjusted returns with very low correlation to traditional equities.

Investment Insights
Oct 26
Investment Insights

Fixed income

Are there still opportunities in global high yield?

October 26, 2017

The synchronized recovery in global earnings finally appears to be here. Every major market region in the world is now seeing significant earnings growth. We think ultra-accommodative monetary policy can now be dialled back in major developed market economies over the next year.

Investment Insights
Oct 26
Investment Insights

US equities

Signals from a pick-up in US M&A activity

October 26, 2017

A pick-up in mergers and acquisitions activity in undervalued parts of the US equity market could start a transition away from mega cap technology and Internet names being the biggest drivers of performance and momentum.

Investment Insights
Oct 18
Investment Insights

Infrastructure: Growth Instigator

October 18, 2017

In this Q&A, Richard Elmslie, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chief Executive of RARE Infrastructure explains the exciting growth potential for infrastructure assets over the next decade and their resilience in the face of future downturns.

Investment Insights
Oct 12
Investment Insights

Global Emerging Markets

Through the ESG Lens

October 12, 2017

While the particular issues may vary, the rationale for conducting ESG analysis in emerging markets is no different from that in developed markets.

Investment Insights
Oct 12
Investment Insights

Fixed Income

A Higher Quality Loan Sector

October 12, 2017

Increased banking regulation and constrained lending makes a strong case for investment opportunities in residential, commercial and consumer loans. Anup Agarwal, head of agency and structured products at Western Asset, explains why.

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