Equities end 2012 on a positive note


Key Points

  • Global equities registered positive gains for the year, though fiscal cliff concerns led U.S. markets to a slight loss in the fourth quarter
  • Within fixed-income, the low-interestrate environment increased the appeal of riskier, high-yield bonds
  • Our portfolio managers continue to focus on high-quality companies positioned to take advantage of changing market dynamics
  • Despite near-term uncertainties, certain growth trends offer opportunities to long-term investors

Quarterly Commentary

Q2 2014

Click here to read the Summer 2014 issue of Quarterly Insights which reveals how mobile devices are increasing global Internet connectivity, explains and illustrates the "razor blade" business model, and provides guidance to those facing financial uncertainty related to a divorce.