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Insights from our team on emerging markets.

Jefferson V. DeAngelis, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Monthly commentaries on market themes of general interest.

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William C. Slaughter, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager
Quarterly views on global financial markets and performance.

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K.P. O’Reilly Ph.D., J.D.

Research Director
Analysis of the ever-changing global political events shaping emerging markets.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Q4 2018 Review: NWP Blended Emerging Markets Debt Composite

Jefferson V. DeAngelis
January 31, 2019

Once in Golconda by acclaimed financial reporter John Brooks chronicles the market events leading up to the 1929 crash and its aftermath. Golconda was a term used in the late 1880s to describe great wealth. The use of the word is a reference to Golkonda, a medieval fort in Southern India, home to some of the world’s most productive diamond mines. In fact, it’s where the Hope Diamond was discovered. Indian folklore refers to the city as a mythical place where everyone who passes through acquires wealth.

Long Duration EM Credit for LDI Portfolios

William C. Slaughter

A confluence of factors has made 2018 a critical year for corporations seeking to de-risk sponsored defined benefit pension plans. Rising equity markets and higher interest rates have improved funded status across the universe of U.S. corporate plans, while sharply higher variable Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation premiums have made the costs of carrying unfunded pension liabilities far less economical.

Krampus Comes to Town

Jefferson V. DeAngelis
December 30, 2018

While holiday songs suggest that there’s a naughty and nice list imploring us to be good for goodness sake, we mostly take for granted a Christmas visit from Santa Claus. Stock traders too are hopeful this time of year for the gift of early December performance to help boost their annual returns.

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