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CIO Insights: Buy The Dip

Equity markets around the world have declined by roughly 10% from their recent peak. We are not of the view that this decline is indicative of a broader selloff in equity markets and instead see this as an opportunity to add to equities at attractive levels. The decline has largely been led by large technology stocks (Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet) after they had experienced a multi-year bull market, but no sectors outside of Utilities and Consumer Staples were spared. The S&P 500 index grew earnings by roughly 22% in the third quarter but guidance for future quarters was muted due to uncertainty around US/China trade negotiations.

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MLPs: A Compelling Opportunity

Master Limited Partnerships (“MLPs”) experienced a significant sell-off between February and March, marking the 5th and 8th worst months, respectively, since the beginning of 2008 for the asset class as defined by the Alerian MLP Index.

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Decrypting Crypto-currencies

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technologies have become a hot topic for investors. But how many of us really understand this new digital currency? In this 20 minute presentation, our Head of Research Wayne Yi provides an educational tool to help you familiarize yourself with bitcoins, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies in general.

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2016 Impact Investing

Impact investing, as defined by the World Economic Forum, is an investment approach that intentionally seeks to create both financial return and positive social or environmental impact that is actively measured1. The targeted financial return can range from conservative to growth and the social impact can vary across a wide spectrum of themes.

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