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Brian Singer, head of William Blair’s Dynamic Allocation Strategies team, told Investment Week that President-Elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure policy will be difficult to achieve because of U.S. regulations and government structure.
William Blair has won two 2016 STAR Awards—which recognize excellence in investor and advisor marketing communications—for its Investing Insights blog, which is designed to showcase our unique investing perspectives.
Developed markets are experiencing increasing political turmoil while emerging markets are seeing, broadly speaking, a more favorable political environment.

The threat posed by global populism is the biggest macro risk facing investors, says William Blair’s Tom Clarke.

William Blair has received the highest ranking from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) for the quality of our approach to stewardship.
Portfolio Manager Ken McAtamney expects a number of recent macroeconomic and market trends to persist in 2017, including a modestly positive uptrend in inflation and a continuation of equity-market leadership driven by the more cyclical elements of the economy.
taj-mahalEmerging markets are an attractive asset class, says Romina Graiver, a global equity specialist at William Blair. “ I wouldn't recommend using it as a sole exposure for a pension, but it has this element of un-correlation ... it's about diversifying for a broad portfolio, the sources of growth,” she tells Morningstar.