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Apr 2017

Investment Brief: First Round of French Election Eases Market Fears

Anti-globalist and anti-establishment sentiment continues to add to political and capital market uncertainty. After Brexit and the U.S. presidential election, the world is closely watching the French presidential election, as it is considered to be the defining moment for the future of the European …

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Mar 2017

Investment Brief: The Fed Takes Another Step Towards Normalizing Rates

As widely expected, Fed officials voted to raise the benchmark federal funds rate a quarter point to a range between 0.75% and 1.0% yesterday. This is the second time policymakers have lifted rates in the last three months, a move spurred by steady economic growth, strong job gains, and confidence t…

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Jan 2017

A Better Methodology for Monitoring Target Date Funds: 2017

Executive Summary Target date funds (TDFs) have experienced not only significant growth in assets since they were introduced over 20 years ago, but also an important evolution in the options available to retirement plans. By the end of 2015, TDFs held over $763 billion, with almost $69 billion in…

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