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MARKETS & ECONOMY

Q2 2018 Market Outlooks

Against the backdrop of continued growth in the global economy, heightened trade tensions, and other prevalent market concerns, a new element of caution arises for investors. PGIM’s investment managers provide diverse outlooks from the perspective of their portfolio managers in fixed income and equities.

Global Macro Matters Series

PGIM Fixed Income’s thought leadership series, Global Macro Matters provides a global perspective on GDP, inflation, sovereign developments, and Central Bank actions to name a few.  Authors of this series include Nathan Sheets PhD., Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research along with other leading global Fixed Income economists on Nathan’s team.

ASSET ALLOCATION

Asset Allocation with Illiquid Private Assets

Many investors are comfortable with the notion of segmenting their portfolios into liquid and illiquid buckets. But what is the optimal illiquid-liquid asset mix for a long-horizon investor? PGIM's IAS group has developed a simulation-based asset allocation framework designed to help CIOs make more informed decisions concerning their strategic investments in illiquid private assets. Read more.

 

Real Assets for Predictable Income Streams

Increasingly institutional investors are becoming more attracted to real assets, like real estate, agriculture, infrastructure and private debt investment as a potential predictable source of income. PGIM’s unique multi-manager model offer investors global diversification, across real asset classes, industries and sectors. See how PGIM’s real assets capabilities can help investors create compelling investment opportunities.

 

THE VALUE OF ACTIVE

The Impact of Market Conditions on Active Equity

A confluence of shifts in the marketplace have contributed to net outflows in the professionally managed active equity space, particularly within US equities. As long-term investors, in our research we looked at the facts over the last two decades and discovered that lackluster excess returns from some active managers in recent years are easily tied to market cycles, which can, and do, shift. This study aims to help investors better understand the active returns they should expect across a range of market conditions, particularly as they begin to look beyond the current benign environment.