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Tax Exempt Money Market Commentary

Tax Exempt Money Market Commentary

April 11, 2014

Senior Portfolio Manager Colleen Meehan

Muni Market Observations: Municipal Market off to Strong Start

Muni Market Observations: Municipal Market off to Strong Start

April 01, 2014

Municipal bonds have rallied so far this year with the emergence of “normal” liquidity and favorable technical forces. Standish notes that after 10 straight months of fund outflows in 2013, retail investors are providing demand for municipals, mostly in short and intermediate maturities.

Taxable Money Market Commentary

Taxable Money Market Commentary

February 14, 2014

Senior Portfolio Manager Patricia Larkin

Developed World to Lead 2014 Global Growth

Developed World to Lead 2014 Global Growth

January 23, 2014

BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey & Chief Global Markets Strategist Jack Malvey expect the lead engine for global growth in 2014 to be developed economies supported by easy monetary policy and continued post-financial crisis recovery.

Unconventional Fix

Unconventional Fix

January 23, 2014

Iain Stewart, who heads Newton's Real Return team, expects policymakers will continue to walk a tightrope between generating economic growth at almost any cost, and maintaining real interest rates at low enough levels to service liabilities that are unprecedented in peacetime

Rethinking Fixed Income as Higher Rates Loom

Rethinking Fixed Income as Higher Rates Loom

January 23, 2014

With bond investors concerned about the prospect of higher interest rates, David Leduc of Standish and Andrew Wickham of Insight Pareto discuss strategies to shield the value of fixed income portfolios.

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