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  1. Junk spreads continue to widen

    trueOne of the best coincident and real-time indicators of bursting bubbles and recessions is the yield spread between U.S. high-yield corporate bonds and the 10-year U.S. Treasury. It isn't flashing code red just yet, but it has gone to orange from green over the past year. The yield on the Merrill ...

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  2. BofA: Managers lose confidence in emerging markets; China recession largest tail risk

    trueMoney managers’ outlook on the global economy is weakening amid continued concerns over a Chinese recession, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager survey.

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  3. POLL: Why do you think the S&P 500 is flat for the year?

    trueThe S&P 500 is only up 1.6% this year through Aug. 14.

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  4. Broadfin, Brave Warrior stay atop Symmetric's stock-picker list

    trueBroadfin Capital and Brave Warrior Advisors once again topped Symmetric’s list of top stock pickers through the quarter ended June 30.

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  5. Illinois Teachers assigns $940 million to large-cap, emerging markets equity, real estate managers

    trueIllinois Teachers' Retirement System, Springfield, invested or committed $940 million with three managers and terminated another firm.

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  6. Skeptics on Japan's corporate reform beware

    trueAs we are witnessing in the current earnings season, news from Japan is turning increasingly positive. In fact Japanese corporate profit margins have recently surged to historical highs and are now nearly double their levels from 10 years ago, long before Abenomics began.

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  7. High-return era ends for many big public pension funds

    trueLarge public defined benefit pension plans in the U.S. saw only small investment gains during the year ended June 30, snapping a two-year streak of double-digit returns.

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  8. Ariel goes Down Under for overseas growth

    trueValue manager Ariel opened its first international office in Sydney as it seeks institutional clients in Australia and Asia.

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  9. Top Performing Managers of Leveraged Net Long (SA Only), 2nd Quarter 2015

     

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  10. Top Performing Managers of Emerging Markets Equity, 2nd Quarter 2015

     

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  11. Small caps push REITs off of center stage for the year

    trueSmall-cap growth strategies dominated the overall domestic equity rankings in the year ended June 30, edging out strategies built on real estate investment trusts, according to Morningstar Inc.'s separate account/collective investment trust database.

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  12. The time for value investors is coming... maybe

    trueValue investors, the true pessimists of the investment world, are struggling to find contrarian views in the more than six-year bull market.

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  13. Top performing managers by category: separate accounts, 2nd Quarter 2015

     

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  14. Top Performing Managers of Long-Short Equity, 2nd Quarter 2015

     

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