Perspectives

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Infrastructure Insights
Peak Rates a Good Sign for Infrastructure

Peak Rates a Good Sign for Infrastructure

Infrastructure has historically outperformed global equities as interest rates have peaked, something to keep in mind as inflation indicators slow and allow major central banks to end their hawkish positioning and move toward easing.

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Structural Tailwinds Make Utilities High Income and High Growth

Structural Tailwinds Make Utilities High Income and High Growth

Q2 2024 Infrastructure Income Commentary: Growing power demand from AI data centres is a positive for both utilities and energy infrastructure.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
The Long View: It's All About Perspective

The Long View: It's All About Perspective

The ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard improved to an overall green signal this month with three underlying indicator improvements, supporting our view of continued economic normalisation.

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Equity Insights Market Outlook
Midyear Equity Outlook: Rotation Seems Inevitable

Midyear Equity Outlook: Rotation Seems Inevitable

While second-half profit expectations are likely to be reduced, we believe weakness will be contained, and the U.S. economy will avoid a recession.

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Developed Markets Income Strategy June Commentary

Developed Markets Income Strategy June Commentary

Infrastructure and global equities rose in the second quarter, with infrastructure trailing global equities modestly as strength in the utilities sector faded late in the quarter.

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Emerging Markets Strategy June Commentary

Emerging Markets Strategy June Commentary

We remain defensively positioned as impacts of tightened financial conditions are expected to impact the economy and ultimately corporate earnings.

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Infrastructure Insights
U.K. Water: Flat or Bubbly?

U.K. Water: Flat or Bubbly?

Near-term political volatility could represent a buying opportunity for listed U.K. water utilities, whose spending on improving environmental impacts adds to the bottom line, as investments can earn attractive allowed returns, which translates to better earnings and dividends.

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Equity Insights
Transports Poised for Delayed Recovery

Transports Poised for Delayed Recovery

An extended contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity has left the transports industry mired in a freight recession, yet the emergence of reshoring and improving operating efficiencies leave high-quality operators attractively positioned for an economic recovery.

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Global Growth Strategy May Commentary

Global Growth Strategy May Commentary

Growth stocks outperformed value in May, with the main drivers of growth outperformance being U.S. mega cap stocks in information technology (IT) and communication services.

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Global Value Improvers Strategy Commentary May

Global Value Improvers Strategy Commentary May

Global equities rose in May, spurred by stabilising inflation indicators in the U.S. and largely positive corporate earnings.

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Global Infrastructure Value Strategy May Commentary

Global Infrastructure Value Strategy May Commentary

We remain balanced between more defensive regulated utilities and more GDP-sensitive infrastructure names.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Resilient Economy Gets More Credit

AOR Update: Resilient Economy Gets More Credit

Credit Spreads became the first indicator to turn green this month while Profit Margins improved to yellow, bringing the overall dashboard closer to green.

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Equity Insights Portfolio Insights Video
Introducing Global Growth

Introducing Global Growth

In this video, Portfolio Manager, Michael Testorf is joined by Head of APAC Business Development, Matt Bushby to introduce the Global Growth Strategy. Come along as they explore the Strategy and it's objectives.

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