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.

Market Outlook
Earnings in Focus as Bear Market Continues

Earnings in Focus as Bear Market Continues

CIO Scott Glasser analyses the current stage of the U.S. market drawdown, the likely impact on earnings from reduced liquidity and where to position portfolios as markets likely retest prior lows.

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Responsible Investing
ClearBridge Investments named a Responsible Investment Leader by RIAA

ClearBridge Investments named a Responsible Investment Leader by RIAA

ClearBridge Investments is proud to be named a Responsible Investment Leader by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia in its landmark annual study. This recognises our commitment to responsible investing and attributes as an investment manager.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Recession or Red Herring?

AOR Update: Recession or Red Herring?

The overall signal in the ClearBridge Recession Risk Dashboard has worsened from yellow to red, with the Money Supply indicator also changing from yellow to red and deterioration in several indicators that did not move enough to trigger signal changes.

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Equity Insights
Next Steps for the Energy Rally

Next Steps for the Energy Rally

Portfolio Manager, Chris Eades and Energy Analyst, Adam Meyers highlight how a tight global supply backdrop and resilient demand even in a recession scenario bode well for U.S. oil and natural gas production.

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Infrastructure Insights
Listed Infrastructure Companies Provide a Powerful Hedge Against Inflation

Listed Infrastructure Companies Provide a Powerful Hedge Against Inflation

Portfolio Manager, Charles Hamieh presented at the Inside Network Income and Defensive Assets Symposium to discuss how listed infrastructure companies provide a powerful hedge against inflation.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook Video
AOR: US Economic and Market Views - August 2022 Update

AOR: US Economic and Market Views - August 2022 Update

For the economy to avert recession after a second straight negative quarter and a now yellow Recession Risk Dashboard, the Fed will likely need to make a dovish pivot.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Yellow Light for the Fed

AOR Update: Yellow Light for the Fed

For the economy to avert recession after a second straight negative quarter and a now yellow Recession Risk Dashboard, the Fed will likely need to make a dovish pivot.

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Infrastructure Insights
Investing in Infrastructure: Why Now?

Investing in Infrastructure: Why Now?

Infrastructure has recently seen increased attention as broad equities have been weaker in 2022 due to inflation, rising interest rates, global supply chain disruptions from COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine. 

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
The Long View: Are We There Yet?

The Long View: Are We There Yet?

In the latest Anatomy of a Recession update, Jeff discusses where equities ultimately bottom will depend on how well the economy and earnings hold up.

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Infrastructure Insights Market Outlook
Managing Portfolios in Volatile Markets

Managing Portfolios in Volatile Markets

Portfolio Manager Charles Hamieh discusses how investors can balance the desire for yield, diversification and sustainability in their portfolios during volatile markets.

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Infrastructure Insights Portfolio Insights
A Closer Look at the Listed Infrastructure Advantage

A Closer Look at the Listed Infrastructure Advantage

Liquidity, underlying asset risk, volatility, and sector-specific factors can separate listed and unlisted infrastructure.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Fast & Furious 75

AOR Update: Fast & Furious 75

In the latest Anatomy of a Recession update, Jeff and Josh trace the health of the labor market as key to taming inflation and achieving a softish landing for the economy. 

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