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International Equity Investing: To Hedge or Not to Hedge?

As international equity investors, we couldn’t help but take a moment to read a recent Morningstar UK article that asks an extremely loaded question: to hedge, or not to hedge?

The piece addresses currency diversification and if you should be considering currency in your portfolio. Investors are encouraged by the author to ask themselves whether foreign currency exposure would have a beneficial or detrimental impact—and whether a hedging strategy would be helpful to reduce any currency risk.

Posted by Junichi Nonami on Jun 15, 2017 3:05:27 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Jay Nonami

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Central Bank Yield Curve Control – Will the ECB Follow the BOJ’s Lead?

It’s quite obvious to market participants that global central banks are now dominating the investment landscape. Their well-timed quotes often move markets; monetary policy meetings have the potential to create massive amounts of global volatility. As international equity investors, the team at R Squared (former team at Julius Baer / Artio Global) employs both fundamental and macro analysis to help identify structural headwinds and tailwinds. In today’s environment, a large part of this identification is dependent on the actions of the central banks.

Posted by Junichi Nonami on Oct 5, 2016 3:17:00 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Jay Nonami

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Two Whales are Buying Japanese Stocks… So Are We

As international equity investors, the team at R Squared Capital Management (former team at Julius Baer / Artio Global) seeks to identify multi-year structural tailwinds and to avoid structural headwinds. In conducting macro analysis and looking through our global lens, we see positive trends emanating out of Japan.

Posted by Junichi Nonami on Sep 27, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Topics: From the Desk of Jay Nonami

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Oil Prices and Energy Sector Outlook: Is 50$ oil the new 100$ oil?

FROM THE DESK OF JAY NONAMI

As international equity investors, the team at R Squared Capital Management (former team at Julius Baer / Artio Global) seeks to identify structural tailwinds and headwinds at the geographic, sector and company levels, R Squared’s energy sector outlook is that there are more headwinds than tailwinds at investors’ backs. In January 2016, global oil prices bottomed which influenced our pessimism on the space. We remain negative on the sector which continues to be plagued with inefficient operators, volatile supply and demand fundamentals and insufficient global growth.

Posted by Junichi Nonami on Aug 10, 2016 12:08:55 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Jay Nonami

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