On 22 January 2021, RARE Infrastructure Limited changed its name to ClearBridge Investments Limited.

Perspectives

Stay up-to-date with the current investment and macroeconomic issues at ClearBridge Investments. We provide analyses of the themes and trends which lie at the heart of your investment challenges.

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 US recession with the ClearBridge Investments Recession Risk Dashboard and Anatomy of a Recession program updated monthly.

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Recorded by our fund managers; they share their views on what’s happening in global economies, the markets and our strategies.

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Portfolio Insights
Value Strategy February Commentary

Value Strategy February Commentary

In February our Global Listed Infrastructure funds underperformed infrastructure indices, which also underperformed general equities due to the general reflation trade, as well as concerns around rising inflation and bond yields.

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Portfolio Insights
Income Strategy February Commentary

Income Strategy February Commentary

Markets were squarely focused on the risks of rising inflation, as vaccine rollouts, significant levels of fiscal stimulus, the Federal Reserve’s change in its inflation targeting methodology and its willingness to let the economy ‘run hot’ have raised expectations for a recovering economy.

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Emerging Markets Strategy February Commentary

Emerging Markets Strategy February Commentary

Market expectations for U.S. growth continued to trend upwards with Biden’s additional $1.9 trillion stimulus plan looking increasingly likely. Vaccine rollouts gained momentum with additional vaccine availability further supporting growth and reopening expectations.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
Recession Indicators: Amid Recovery, Inflation Scare Looms

Recession Indicators: Amid Recovery, Inflation Scare Looms

With reopening expected to spark a pickup in activity, fiscal and monetary policy still quite accommodative and the economy facing easier near-term price comparisons, investors are increasingly concerned about the risk of a sharp rise in inflation.

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Infrastructure Insights Market Outlook Video
Public Policy Among Many Tailwinds for Infrastructure

Public Policy Among Many Tailwinds for Infrastructure

In this video, Portfolio Manager Nick Langley discusses public policy focused on climate change initiatives that connects several trends that underpin the growth of infrastructure assets and earnings.

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Industry Insights Market Outlook
U.S. Demographics Not All Doom and Gloom

U.S. Demographics Not All Doom and Gloom

A growing middle-age population in the coming two decades should support equity markets as the millennial generation enters its peak economic and investment years.

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Infrastructure Insights Responsible Investing Video
Sustainability for infrastructure assets

Sustainability for infrastructure assets

Listen to Portfolio Manager Shane Hurst discuss how ClearBridge Investments incorporates ESG in the investment process.

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Industry Insights
GameStop Saga Invites Scrutiny of Brokerage Practices

GameStop Saga Invites Scrutiny of Brokerage Practices

We do not anticipate material bottom line impacts to brokers, but the discussion around payment for order flow bears watching.

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Portfolio Insights
Infrastructure Index January Commentary

Infrastructure Index January Commentary

The Global Infrastructure Index seeks to provide focused exposure to infrastructure companies by analysing the actual sources of corporate cash flows rather than high-level industry classifications.

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Infrastructure Insights Video
Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q4 2020

Valuation of Infrastructure Assets Q4 2020

Listen to Portfolio Manager Charles Hamieh discuss the valuations from Q4 2020 within the infrastructure asset class and why valuations remain attractive on a medium, to long-term excess return basis.

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Infrastructure Insights
A Smoother Path to Infrastructure Spending

A Smoother Path to Infrastructure Spending

The election of Joe Biden as U.S. president and Democratic control of both the House and the Senate should further boost the focus on infrastructure spending.

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Infrastructure Insights Responsible Investing
Incorporating ESG Analysis in Infrastructure Investing

Incorporating ESG Analysis in Infrastructure Investing

With sustainability factors more prominent than ever in the path forward for equities, the importance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when investing in real assets such as infrastructure should come as no surprise.

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