INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | February 2018
This article was originally published on Dec. 20, 2017, and has been updated to reflect the bill's passage into law.
INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | February 2018 | FEATURING Mike Gitlin
Mike Gitlin, head of fixed income at Capital Group, has 24 years of investment industry experience. He discusses the current market environment and what it means for bond investors.
Capital Group chairman and chief executive officer Tim Armour discusses the sudden return of volatility to the markets and provides helpful context for advisors and investors.
INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | February 2018 | FEATURING Timothy D. Armour
Stocks have declined in recent days amid investor concerns about higher inflation and rising interest rates. In this interview, Capital Group Chairman and CEO Tim Armour discusses the drivers of this sudden downturn and his long-term outlook for the financial markets.
INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | February 2018 | FEATURING Jared Franz
The equity market lost more than 8% in a few weeks’ time. This decline to the S&P 500 Composite Index, which began in late January, is the first of its kind since 2016. This volatility comes as investors come to terms with a new economic and investment environment of higher interest rates and rising inflation.
INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | January 2018
When will the Federal Reserve make its next move, and how high could rates go? These questions can seem like the only ones that matter in a hiking cycle. Plan sponsors, however, need to think differently. In an Asset TV “LDI Masterclass,” panelist Greg Garrett makes the case for looking at scenarios — and considering the possible impact on plan funded status.
Mike Kerr, a principal investment officer of The Growth Fund of America®, shares his thinking on industries and companies currently held in the fund, including technology, entertainment and health care.
INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | November 2016
Defined benefit (DB) plans consistently report better returns — as much as 0.9% higher per year1 — than defined contribution (DC) plans. The Pension Protection Act gave plan sponsors tools to narrow this gap, such as investment re-enrollment and target date funds (TDFs) as default investments. These have helped improve investing behavior for many participants, but what about the 63% of DC plan participants who still make their own investment decisions?2
INVESTMENT INSIGHTS | November 2016
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