Our Research team produces in-depth thematic and sector reports, connecting environmental, social and governance issues with industry and equity market analysis to identify investment opportunities and risks at the sector level. Our equity strategy work informs our asset allocation decisions, and we use our thematic work to engage asset managers in an ongoing dialogue on critical investment issues.
March 22, 2018
Equity Outlook: Still Positive, Risks Increasing Modestly

Equity Outlook: Still Positive, Risks Increasing Modestly

Summary Even as stock price volatility has increased in 2018, the U. S. equity outlook remains fundamentally sound.   Strength in corporate profitability is broad-based, with nine of the eleven sectors in the…

February 6, 2018
Equity Outlook: Fundamentally Sound, Valuations Still Key

Equity Outlook: Fundamentally Sound, Valuations Still Key

On January 26, 2018 the S&P 500 closed at a record high, and up 7% for the year to date. On February 5, the S&P 500 was down 1% for the year-to-date, reflecting a…

January 22, 2018
Equity Outlook: Tax Reform an Earnings Wildcard in 2018

Equity Outlook: Tax Reform an Earnings Wildcard in 2018

Summary: Robust Earnings Environment. The combination of favorable bottom-up factors (sales growth, margin expansion) and a solid economic environment (synchronized global growth) has created a healthy earnings environment.…

August 2, 2017
August 2017 Equity Outlook: Tough Comparisons in 2018

August 2017 Equity Outlook: Tough Comparisons in 2018

Executive Summary Earnings Growth Set to Slow in 2018. S&P margins and earnings are now at record levels, while sales growth has accelerated in recent quarters. Likely reflecting tough comparisons,…

July 6, 2017
Equity Outlook: US Equities on Track for More Gains in 2017

Equity Outlook: US Equities on Track for More Gains in 2017

Executive Summary Accelerating Earnings Growth. With earnings reporting season about to begin, Q2 2017 S&P 500 operating earnings are forecast to rise 19% from year-ago levels, an acceleration from the 13%…

April 3, 2017
Global Earnings Synthesis: Earnings Growth Likely to Determine the Direction of Stock Prices in 2017

Global Earnings Synthesis: Earnings Growth Likely to Determine the Direction of Stock Prices in 2017

Executive Summary 2017 Estimates Still Seem Overly Optimistic. While the initial estimate of 2015 earnings was below the initial estimate of 2014 earnings, and the initial 2016 estimate was below the…

January 9, 2017
Sector and Regional Strategy:  Monthly Update January 2017

Sector and Regional Strategy: Monthly Update January 2017

Executive Summary Regional Strategy: Upgrade UK; Remain Positive on Russia. This month the UK is being upgraded, largely reflecting a continued improvement in earnings momentum. In contrast to Russia —…

October 25, 2016
Extractive Company Values: Environmental & Social Issues as Indicators of Strategy Execution Potential
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and Production

Extractive Company Values: Environmental & Social Issues as Indicators of Strategy Execution Potential

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