Brian Manby joined WisdomTree in October 2018 as an Investment Strategy Analyst. He is responsible for assisting in the creation and analysis of WisdomTree’s model portfolios, as well as helping support the firm’s research efforts. Prior to joining WisdomTree, he worked for FactSet Research Systems, Inc. as a Senior Consultant, where he assisted clients in the creation, maintenance and support of FactSet products in the investment management workflow. Brian received a B.A. as a dual major in Economics and Political Science from the University of Connecticut in 2016, and is pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
While most U.S. investors are wondering whether equities will continue to climb higher in 2020, we particularly see potential in small caps. But that potential is best realized when you’re only paying for those companies that already have something to show for themselves. Brian Manby discuses two funds that follow this train of thought.
Following the signing of the long-awaited Phase One trade deal, investors have become increasingly optimistic on China. Brian Manby discusses how to add China to your portfolio in a way that minimizes the government’s influence on its companies.
Over the past few years, many investors have avoided developed international equity markets for a variety of reasons: anemic growth, disappointing economic data and geopolitical uncertainty. Brian Manby discusses reasons why investors should be optimistic about international equities again.
With U.S. and China trade negotiations front and center, some investors are questioning whether they should have exposure to China in their portfolio. Rethinking exposure to state-owned enterprises within China can be one method that may actually enhance returns while keeping volatility under control.
International equity markets have made headlines this year for all the wrong reasons with lackluster performance and looming uncertainty. Should investors acquiesce and hold on for the ride? Our international multifactor approach offers investors a unique approach toward developed international equity markets.