A timely look at what’s driving market volatility?

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December’s volatility is a final reminder that 2018 is shaping up much differently than 2017’s tranquil markets. Kathleen C. Gaffney, Director of Diversified Fixed Income at Eaton Vance Management, notes the bond markets are in the midst of an important transition that will require new thinking going forward. “Blindly reaching for yield and other strategies that […]

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Trade war truce gives Emerging Markets a “stay of execution”

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Emerging markets held a relief rally in the wake of the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. By agreeing to a 90-day truce in their ongoing trade war, the two leaders gave Emerging markets (EM) investors the best they could realistically hope for. Eaton […]

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US midterm elections: We’re on to 2020!          

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The American midterm elections didn’t trigger any high-level surprises in Congress with the Senate remaining in Republican control and the House flipping Democrat, as expected. Now, investors can focus their political attention on the 2020 presidential race and what should be a wide-open field of Democratic candidates says Eric Stein, Co-Director of Global Income, Eaton Vance, a leading […]

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Eaton Vance joins Responsible Investment Association Australasia

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Eaton Vance, a leading global asset manager, today announced that Eaton Vance Australia Pty., its Australian business unit, has joined the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).  The RIAA is the peak industry body representing responsible, ethical and impact investors across Australia and New Zealand. The RIAA focuses on encouraging more capital to be invested responsibly […]

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Should small-cap investors be worried about a recession?

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Eaton Vance, a leading global investment manager, notes global small-cap stocks investors have been worried lately about volatility, rising geopolitical risks, a potential recession and the sheer length of the current rally. Aidan Farrell, Director of Global Small Cap Equity, Eaton Vance says “It makes sense intuitively why investors are more nervous about small caps […]

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Despite pullback, the case for EM bonds remains strong

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Investor sentiment on emerging markets has swung negative in recent weeks on concerns over tariffs, trade, global growth and a resurgent U.S. dollar. “However, we believe the long-term case for emerging markets (EM) in bond portfolios is still strong — especially if you know where to look”, says Kathleen C. Gaffney, Director of Diversified Fixed […]

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Investment stewardship for positive societal impact

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In recent years, the growth of investor interest in sustainable investing has been remarkable. Calvert has produced a research paper (in collaboration with George Serafeim, Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School) on environmental, social and governance (ESG) titled Investment Stewardship for Positive Societal Impact which shows that by advocating for collaboration, investors […]

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IMF too optimistic on EM debt, says Eaton Vance

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Investors may be wise to take with a grain of salt the International Monetary Fund’s latest projections about the sustainability of emerging market (EM) debt levels, says the global investment manager Eaton Vance. The source of this advice is impeccable: the IMF, notes the Eaton Vance Global Income team. A new IMF study[1] of its own […]

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What Powell’s Fed nomination means for markets

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Andrew Szczurowski,  Portfolio Manager, Global Income Group  and Eric Stein,  Co-Director of Global Income at Eaton Vance, a global investment manager believe “Powell as a perfect fit for President Trump’s pro-growth agenda, as he will likely continue on the gradual policy normalization path that Yellen put in place, with a deregulatory kicker for the economy. They say: The […]

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Will European politics break the market calm?

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Eric Stein, Co-Director of Global Income,  Eaton Vance, a global investment manager, notes that markets have been seemingly impervious to negative headlines and volatility, but emerging political uncertainty in Europe might just test investors’ nerve. Specifically, we are watching the ongoing stalemate over Catalonia’s independence and the populist movement gaining momentum in Italy. Investors were able […]

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