Field Notes: Insights on the Global Payments Ecosystem

Global Team Perspectives by Alex Wolf, CFA
November 11, 2019

Our global team shares additional thoughts on the global payments ecosystem following a conference on the future of money that featured some of the world’s leading experts in payments, regtech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital trust. Forums such as these complement our in-house research, in this case deepening our understanding of evolving payment industry and its nuanced investment opportunities.

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Global Growth Themes: The Opportunity of Bioprocessing

Global Team Perspectives by Sam Schuette
October 8, 2019

Part of our global team’s strategy is to search out investment themes that we think will provide tailwinds for sustainable long-term growth and position our portfolios to benefit from them. In this post, we take a look at the bioprocessing industry and three themes that we believe will drive growth.

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China’s Stealth Stimulus: Part 2?

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
October 1, 2019

In early 2016, many investors were surprised by China’s economic recovery. The lesson learned from the recovery was that policy responses in China have become stealthier and more targeted than they were during prior economic cycles. Consequently, it has become increasingly important to understand where policy is focused to position our portfolios to benefit from these tailwinds.

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India: Head-fake, or an Inflection Point

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA
September 20, 2019

India surprised the markets Friday with a broad corporate tax cut. Were last night’s announcements finally the catalyst India needs to unlock a capex and foreign direct investment cycle?

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Perspectives on Libra, Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency

Global Team Perspectives by Dave Gallagher, CFA; Dennis Cogan, CFA; and Nick Niziolek, CFA
August 28, 2019

Could Libra creatively destroy what many consider to be some of today’s most defensible business models? Our global and international team discusses how this proposed cyptocurrency could disrupt the current payments ecosystem, as well as the hurdles it faces to get off the ground.

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Wish Upon a STAR: A Q&A About China’s New Stock Exchange

Global and International Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
August 12, 2019

China’s new STAR Board has been in the headlines since debuting on July 15. This new exchange aligns with many of China’s plans to deepen its domestic capital markets and to increase its overall attractiveness as a destination for capital.

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Green Shoots in China

Global Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA and Todd Speed, CFA
April 30, 2019

Key indicators, including strength across consumer and industrial activity, have affirmed our positive bias toward China. The resumption of trade negotiations with the U.S. in the coming days will provide another key signpost.

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