For investors seeking reliable income, global diversification and inflation protection, specialist listed infrastructure portfolios aims to provide all three.

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
AOR Update: Not Your Father's Energy Crisis

AOR Update: Not Your Father's Energy Crisis

Jeff and Josh compare the current oil price spike to the Arab oil embargo that sparked the 1973-75 recession but note that today’s economy is starting from a stronger foundation as reflected by a green signal for the Recession Risk Dashboard. Cracks are appearing, however, with commodities and credit spreads weakening to yellow during April.

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

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
The Long View: When Doves Cry

The Long View: When Doves Cry

Our latest Anatomy of a Recession update discusses how when even the most notable doves call out the risk of inflation, investors should take the Fed seriously.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Resilience in Wartime

AOR Update: Resilience in Wartime

While a European slowdown would be a headwind for U.S. growth, the expansion is slowing from elevated levels and recession risks remain low.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook Video
2022 Inflation Outlook: Transitory or Structural?

2022 Inflation Outlook: Transitory or Structural?

Investment Strategist Jeff Schulze, CFA, and Investment Strategy Analyst Josh Jamner, CFA, discuss the likely trajectory of inflation in 2022 and the good news for long-term equity investors in the face of rising interest rates.

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Market Outlook Responsible Investing
2022 ESG Outlook: The Value of Knowing What You Own

2022 ESG Outlook: The Value of Knowing What You Own

2022 will increase the focus on the energy transition and the importance of proxy voting and human capital management for active ESG managers.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
AOR Update: Home Sick

AOR Update: Home Sick

Investment Specialists, Jeff Schulze and Josh Jamner discuss how sick workers are measured in employment data could be understating jobs and overstating wage gains, and potentially impact monetary policy.

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Anatomy of a Recession Market Outlook
The Long View: 2022 - The Year of Transition

The Long View: 2022 - The Year of Transition

We expect more volatile equity markets with more muted returns than the last two years as the macro environment undergoes a shift in terms of phase of the economic cycle, the pandemic, monetary policy and fiscal stimulus.

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Industry Insights Infrastructure Insights Market Outlook Video
Opportunities and Mega-Trends for Infrastructure

Opportunities and Mega-Trends for Infrastructure

Infrastructure is at the centre of several well recognised and long term thematics, including COVID recovery stimulus programmes, net-zero and the path to decarbonisation, transport efficiency and digital connectivity. In this video Portfolio Manager, Nick Langley explains the impact of Public Policy globally and how investors can benefit from these opportunities and mega-trends.

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Infrastructure Insights Market Outlook Video
Infrastructure Outlook in 2022: Defensive Growth, or Just Defense?

Infrastructure Outlook in 2022: Defensive Growth, or Just Defense?

In an uncertain macroeconomic environment, the certainty of future earnings and growth will be key: infrastructure and utilities significantly outperform other equities on this measure.

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Market Outlook
U.S. Equity Outlook: Markets Gird for Reduced Liquidity

U.S. Equity Outlook: Markets Gird for Reduced Liquidity

In our U.S. Equity Outlook: “Markets Gird for Reduced Liquidity” Chief Investment Officer, Scott Glasser explains the importance of small caps contributing to market breadth and advocates a balanced approach among growth and value stocks as liquidity is withdrawn from the economy.

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Market Outlook Video
AssetTV Global Equity Outlook for 2022

AssetTV Global Equity Outlook for 2022

In a recently released AssetTV video Portfolio Managers, Margaret Vitrano, Elisa Mazen and Dmitry Khaykin highlight their views on inflation, Omicron and regulatory risks and discuss where they see the best opportunities in U.S. and international markets in the year ahead. 

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