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Current Market Volatility, Explained

FEG Memo | May 16, 2022

The escalation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has rattled investors, and the negative impact on Russian securities has been acute. As a result, the London Stock Exchange suspended trading in 27 companies on Thursday, and index-providers MSCI and FTSE Russell announced the removal of Russia from their indices. The changes to MSCI indexes will be effective March 9, and FTSE Russell will be effective March 7.

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Market Commentary: First Quarter 2022

Market Commentary | April 22, 2022

Global investors endured a particularly volatile market environment during the first quarter, as both stocks and bonds generated broad-based losses amid the outbreak of war on the Eastern European front and a continued inflationary impulse that has sent both interest rates and Federal Reserve tightening sentiment markedly higher. Concerns of an overheating economy prompted U.S. policymakers to initiate the monetary tightening process through an increase to the federal funds rate.

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Research Review: First Quarter 2022

Research Review | April 18, 2022

Multi-decade high inflation, the interest rate liftoff by the Federal Reserve (Fed), sharply rising energy prices, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were a few of the key drivers behind the spike in volatility across the financial markets in the first quarter of 2022. Despite a general sense of unease, the month of March presented global asset allocators with performance gains across most major domestic equity and real assets sectors, while bond returns continued to face headwinds in the way of rising interest rates.

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Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Impact on Markets

FEG Memo | March 30, 2022

The escalation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has rattled investors, and the negative impact on Russian securities has been acute. As a result, the London Stock Exchange suspended trading in 27 companies on Thursday, and index-providers MSCI and FTSE Russell announced the removal of Russia from their indices. The changes to MSCI indexes will be effective March 9, and FTSE Russell will be effective March 7.

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Research Review: February 2022

Research Review | March 15, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated the geopolitical backdrop in February, driving market volatility sharply higher and reigniting investor worries of a global systemic crisis. Assets which tend to perform best during periods of sharply rising energy prices, such as commodities and value-oriented equities, continued to generate relatively strong performance in February, as well as in the first few trading days in March.

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FEG Insight: Responsive Investing, The Opportunity to Align Investments With Values

FEG Insight | February 25, 2022

Responsive Investing has experienced explosive growth in assets and market solutions over the past several years, as significant social and marketplace shifts have fueled investors’ desire to invest capital with increased intentionality. Our goal for the following piece is to provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities investors may consider for Responsive Investing. We will help to define what FEG means by Responsive Investing, detail the growth in investor attention, describe ways to align an organization's mission with their values, describe different ways to measure RI data, and conclude with FEG’s thoughts on opportunities for investors seeking to align their investments with their values.

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Fourth Quarter 2021 Private Capital Quarterly Review

Private Capital Quarterly | February 24, 2022

U.S. private equity deal-making has never been hotter, and in 2021, deal volume breached the trillion-dollar threshold. This new record estimated by Pitchbook of $1.2 trillion is more than 60% higher than the pre-pandemic peak of $755 billion. This accomplishment is somewhat unexpected given the exhaustive list of challenges private equity firms faced last year.

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Research Review: January 2022

Research Review | February 16, 2022

The strong positive momentum across most major asset classes and categories in 2021 encountered meaningful headwinds in the first month of 2022, particularly among rate-sensitive assets, as market participants digested the Federal Reserve’s pivot to incrementally tighter policy. Many equity indices dropped into technical correction and—in some instances—bear market territory.

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FEG Insight: 2022 Fixed Income Market Outlook

FEG Insight | February 10, 2022

Typically, FEG’s annual outlook focuses on the year ahead as a whole and does not give market action in January undue attention. That will not be the case this year, however, as interest rate volatility ruled the first month of 2022 amid a much more hawkish Fed than we saw in the back half of 2021. The Fed is now promising three interest rate hikes in 2022, and the market is anticipating four, all with a pace expected to be much quicker than forecast in late 2021.

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Market Commentary: Fourth Quarter 2021

Market Commentary | January 26, 2022

Investors were confronted with many surprises throughout 2021, with positive developments including strong performance across most major risk-oriented asset classes and an ongoing global economic recovery overwhelming potential headwinds that included multi-decade-high inflation rates, several new strains of COVID-19, and a late-year initiation of quantitative easing tapering by the Federal Reserve.

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