INSIGHTS

Insights

Insights from our investment professionals span a variety of topics and time horizons. Our Investment Landscape, published quarterly, reviews the global economy and capital markets with an intermediate to long-term perspective. Our Topics of Interest are white papers covering a variety of topics from a strategic standpoint. Viewpoints are more opinionated, editorial pieces on current issues or trends. And finally, our Annual Outlooks provide a strategic review of key asset classes, such as Real Assets, Hedge Funds and Private Equity, as well as the aggregate active management environment.

1st Quarter Investment Landscape Webinar

The Verus quarterly Investment Landscape webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 10:00am (PST). Once registered, you will receive an email with the webinar link for the day of the call and dial-in information. Register Now

January 2018

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Why MiFID II matters to U.S. investors

The deadline for investment managers to comply with the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II is quickly approaching. It is important for plan sponsors to understand the ramifications of the soft dollar regulation embedded in the directive, and how these new rules might affect plan participants. Some key points that investors should be… More

December 2017

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4th Quarter 2017 Investment Landscape

Some important developments occurred in the third quarter of 2017. During our 4th quarter Investment Landscape webinar, we discussed: Continued economic strength and rising sentiment, reflecting a positive environment for risk assets Underlying geopolitical tensions that present risks to financial markets, including U.S.-North Korea relations and an independence movement in Catalonia The outlook for U.S.… More

November 2017

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4th Quarter 2017 Investment Landscape Webinar

The Verus quarterly Investment Landscape webinar was held on Tuesday, October 31st at 10:00am (PDT). On our call this quarter, we discussed: Continued economic strength and rising sentiment, reflecting a positive environment for risk assets Underlying geopolitical tensions that present risks to financial markets, including U.S.-North Korea relations and an independence movement in Catalonia The… More

October 2017

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2017 Private Equity Outlook

Private equity investments are typically longer-term, illiquid, high tracking error commitments with an expected return higher than that of public markets. Notwithstanding the trajectory towards lower outperformance over public equities, we continue to see significant dispersion in manager returns in both venture capital and buyout. We believe that careful manager selection is key. Regardless of… More

September 2017

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3rd Quarter 2017 Investment Landscape

Some important developments occurred in the second quarter of 2017. During our 3rd quarter Investment Landscape conference call, we discussed: A coordinated pickup in economic growth across developed and emerging markets, which coincides with an upswing in corporate earnings growth. Increasing confidence of central banks which suggests tighter monetary policies in the future. Strong equity… More

July 2017

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3rd Quarter 2017 Investment Landscape Call

The Verus quarterly Investment Landscape conference call was held on Tuesday, July 25th at 10:00am (PDT). In our call this quarter, we discussed: A coordinated pickup in economic growth across developed and emerging markets, which coincides with an upswing in corporate earnings growth. Increasing confidence of central banks which suggests tighter monetary policies in the… More

July 2017

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2017 Real Assets Outlook

Real asset exposures can provide three key portfolio benefits: inflation protection, an attractive risk-adjusted return and portfolio level diversification. In the 2017 Real Assets Outlook, Verus highlights the following insights: Risk of unexpected inflation shock suggests it is prudent to maintain real asset exposure Seek a portfolio of assets with risk exposures beyond inflation Within… More

July 2017

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