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2024 Infrastructure Outlook: Diversification Benefits Could Be Timely

2024 Infrastructure Outlook: Diversification Benefits Could Be Timely

Infrastructure’s inflation pass-through worked well in 2023, supporting earnings across the asset class, while its defense and diversification could make it valuable in 2024. 

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Infrastructure Value Strategy January Commentary

Infrastructure Value Strategy January Commentary

Within infrastructure, higher oil prices benefited energy infrastructure companies, while uncertainty over the timing of potential rate cuts in 2024, given strong economic data, weighed on longer-duration communications and renewables sectors.

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Infrastructure Income Strategy January Commentary

Infrastructure Income Strategy January Commentary

Infrastructure and income-oriented sectors trailed global equities as strong jobs and GDP growth data in the U.S. seemed to push out potential rate cuts later in the year.

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Developed Markets Income Strategy January Commentary

Developed Markets Income Strategy January Commentary

Amid a tug of war between economic optimism and monetary policy uncertainty, equity markets generated positive gains in January.

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Emerging Markets Strategy January Commentary

Emerging Markets Strategy January Commentary

We are maintaining our defensive positioning as we believe the impacts of tightened financial conditions will eventually affect the economy and ultimately corporate earnings.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Soft Landing Coming into View

AOR Update: Soft Landing Coming into View

The overall reading of the ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard, while still in red or recessionary territory, is nearing the threshold for yellow.

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Infrastructure Insights Video
Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q4 2023

Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q4 2023

In our latest Valuation update, Portfolio Manager, Daniel Chu outlines the contributors to infrastructure returns in the fourth quarter of 2023, and weighs in on the factors impacting different infrastructure sectors across the globe.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
Anatomy of a Recession Risk Dashboard

Anatomy of a Recession Risk Dashboard

Recessions historically coincide with market downturns. Stay informed on the likelihood of a U.S. recession with the ClearBridge Investments Recession Risk Dashboard and Anatomy of a Recession program updated monthly.

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Infrastructure Insights Video
Unlock the Potential of Infrastructure Through Active Management

Unlock the Potential of Infrastructure Through Active Management

Watch Portfolio Manager, Nick Langley discuss the potential of infrastructure and how it can be unlocked through active management.

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The Impact of Bond Yields on Infrastructure Assets

The Impact of Bond Yields on Infrastructure Assets

Watch Portfolio Manager, Nick Langley explain the impact that bond yield volatility has on the infrastructure asset class. 

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
The Long View: Here Comes the Sun?

The Long View: Here Comes the Sun?

Several rays of light are showing through the macro clouds, including an increasing likelihood of a soft landing with the Fed being in a more flexible position as inflation moderates and three positive indicator changes for the ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard in the last quarter.

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U.S. Economic Outlook: Beware Lagged Effects

U.S. Economic Outlook: Beware Lagged Effects

The economy is at the crux of this cycle, the most difficult period of headwinds. We expect the lagged effects of Fed tightening to slow economic growth during the first half of 2024 and we continue to maintain our base case of a recession as we move through this period.

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Equity Insights Market Outlook
U.S. Equity Outlook: Market Breadth to Dictate Bullishness

U.S. Equity Outlook: Market Breadth to Dictate Bullishness

CIO, Scott Glasser explains the importance of greater market participation to extend the current bull market and why high-quality defensive stocks, particularly in health care, are positioned to hold up better than the current mega cap leaders in an economic downturn.

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