April Monthly Commentary

Tighter monetary policy, geopolitical tensions and lockdowns in China dragged down equities in April. The backup in global bond yields remained a headwind for stocks, with growth equities generally underperforming value. In the U.S., the S&P 500 plummeted 8.7%—its largest … Continued

March Monthly Commentary

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and tighter monetary policy amid persisting inflationary pressures weighed on capital markets in March. The FOMC hiked rates for the first time since 2018, increasing interest rates by 25 basis points to a range of 0.25%-0.50%. Further, … Continued

February Monthly Commentary

Risk-off sentiment washed over markets in February as the Ukraine-Russia conflict fueled concerns around the potential impact on the global economy, the geopolitical landscape, and capital markets. While our expertise is focused on investment portfolios, we are mindful of the … Continued

January Monthly Commentary

Global equities sold-off in January as the Federal Reserve assumed a more hawkish stance as persistent inflation pressures pushed yields higher. Headline CPI increased 7% in 2021, marking the largest calendar year increase since 1981. While the Fed Open Market … Continued

December Monthly Commentary

Global equities ended 2021 with a bang as strong earnings growth and positive risk asset sentiment bolstered returns in December. In the U.S., the S&P 500 Index gained 4.5%, pushing year-to-date returns to a whopping 28.7%. Non-U.S. equities were also … Continued

November Monthly Commentary

Risk assets sold off in November as investor sentiment weakened amid concerns around ongoing inflation and the pandemic. In the U.S., October Consumer Price Index data revealed higher-than-expected prices with headline CPI increasing 6.2% year-over-year. In an unexpected shift, the … Continued

October Monthly Commentary

U.S. equities moved higher in October as strong corporate earnings and a relatively positive macroeconomic backdrop pushed the S&P 500 Index to a record high, with the index gaining 7% last month. During this period, non-U.S. equities were also in … Continued

September Monthly Commentary

Global equities sold off in September as inflationary concerns pushed yields higher. The Federal Open Market Committee assumed a more hawkish tone in its meeting last month as the median policy rate forecast increased to three hikes in the Fed … Continued

August Monthly Commentary

Risk assets pushed higher in August with encouraging economic data, still-accommodative monetary policy, and strong corporate earnings underpinning positive sentiment. Despite another month of robust returns, concerns loomed over the continued spread of the Delta variant, negatively impacting consumer sentiment … Continued