Global Perspectives

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Asia: Pivot Required
BY HENRY H. MCVEY • Oct 13, 2016

Asia: Pivot Required

Beyond a rapidly changing macro outlook, the tools required to be a successful investor in Asia are changing too. As such, we think that investors may need to “pivot,” adopting a new, updated approach that might require different skills than what worked in the past. Key to our thinking is that traditional consumer penetration stories are now losing growth momentum, despite full valuation in many instances. By comparison, after five years of no corporate earnings growth across Asia, many ....

Sep 07, 2016

Time to Focus: Five Key Investment Themes

By Henry H. Mcvey

Rising macroeconomic and geopolitical tensions are creating both opportunities and risks for global investors across the entire global capital mark....

Jun 27, 2016

Adult Swim Only: 2016 Mid-year Update

By Henry H. Mcvey

We stick to our base case that we remain in an “Adult Swim Only” investment environment, as we see more asynchronous growth ahead. Against this....

May 10, 2016

China: Mounting Macro Paradox

By Henry H. Mcvey

A recent visit to China gives us more assurance that there is a base rate of economic growth that the government — using a variety of monetary an....

Mar 08, 2016

Spotlighting 2016’s Great Debates

By Henry H. Mcvey

Despite the recent sell-off in risk assets, we still do not think that 2016 is the time to lean in. Our base case is that the investment climate re....

Jan 12, 2016

Outlook for 2016: Adult Swim Only

By Henry H. Mcvey

We approach early 2016 with caution. In our view, valuations are not cheap at a time when central bank policy in the U.S. is changing, global trade....