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A New Approach to Sector Investing

BY SCOTT DOUGLASS
Many advisors that we speak to believe that it is possible to improve client outcomes through tactical management of sector exposure, but developing the right strategy for doing so can be extremely difficult. Please see attached link to a 15-minute webinar where Craig Cmiel, Managing Director of C8 Technologies US, and Chris McHeffey, Head of US product at C8, will introduce a powerful new tool that can potentially enable advisors to deliver better returns, lower risk, or both through tactical management of sector exposures. This scientific approach might be a great addition to your toolkit. Read more →

Thoughts From the Divide: Attribution

BY JON WEBB
In April of last year, Huw Pill caught flack for saying that Brits “need to accept that they’re worse off”. This was followed by John Authers coming to the defense of the pilloried BoE chief economist. As we wrote, Authers noted that the comments were taken out of context and explained that the BoE’s Chief Economist was describing how “after a few external shocks, inflation becomes a collective action problem” where “ideally everyone would take a share of the hit, and then they can move on. Human nature isn’t like that, and as a result, economics isn’t like that”. Now, roughly a year later, the BoE’s Catherine Mann has picked up Mr. Authers’ baton. It turns out that people who can maintain their standard of living will tend to do just that! Bemoaning the “challenge” of bringing inflation back to target, Mann said there was “a lack of consumer discipline” to rein in businesses’ pricing power, Read more →

C8 Weekly Bulletin: Central banks meet amid forecast failures

BY ROBERT MINIKIN
Welcome to our first issue of the C8 Weekly Bulletin. With many years of market experience, we at C8 see real benefits from having a concise overview of key economic and policy developments, whatever the specific investment approach. We are happy to share this overview with our clients and partners, and, where appropriate, highlight indices on C8 Studio which resonate with the current market environment. Read more →
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