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Economic and market trends for business leaders

Our chief economist and financial advisors highlight what matters most


As a business owner or executive, you need to understand what is happening in the economy and how it may affect your business growth strategy or succession planning. We help the middle market understand, anticipate and address the challenges of today’s economy through fresh perspectives from our chief economist and other business leaders. Our newest research, The Middle Market Business Index, offers a quarterly view into the trends and concerns important to your fellow middle market business leaders.  

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Middle Market Business Index

Corporate social responsibility and the middle market

Corporate social responsibility and the middle market

Report explores corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion in the middle market and the value of formalized planning.

  • December 06, 2018

The Real Economy

The Real Economy: Volume 52

The Real Economy: Volume 52

We explore the risks of delayed trade agreements, feature biotech in our Industry Spotlight and introduce The Real Economy Blog.

Monthly Market Commentary

March sees rate increase halt, Brexit debate and more

March sees rate increase halt, Brexit debate and more

U.S. equities advanced as Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, affirmed the central bank’s decision to halt rate increases.

  • April 08, 2019

Weekly market commentary

The tale of two: Market rebound and slowing economic growth

The market rebound continued through March, but relied on the ability of central banks to contain risks of slowing global growth.

  • April 08, 2019

Happy birthday bull market: What does this mean for your portfolio?

We recently celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the S&P 500 ascending from its low in March 2009. What does this mean for investors?

  • April 01, 2019

How investors can avoid an overlooked pitfall of investment management

When allocating capital to managers within your investment portfolio, the question is not what to do if your manager underperforms but when.

  • March 11, 2019


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