From time to time, we invite guest authors—experienced investment professionals associated with our partners—to publish their views and research with our audience. Participating partners include the following:
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. is a wholly owned US subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, one of the world’s largest asset managers. Aberdeen knows global markets from the local level upwards, drawing on nearly 2,500 staff across 38 offices in 25 countries.
Aberdeen concentrates solely on asset management, unlike many other investment managers, who are often part of larger insurance or banking conglomerates. Aberdeen believes this independence brings focus and discipline to its work.
Aberdeen’s closed-end funds provide access to the world’s emerging markets, specific regions, or particular countries. Each fund benefits from Aberdeen’s diligent company research process and disciplined fund construction.
BlackRock, Inc. is the world’s largest asset manager and Market Realist research partner. Click here to learn more about guest experts at Market Realist.
BlackRock, Inc. provides diversified investment management services to institutional clients and retail investors through various investment vehicles. BlackRock has over $4 trillion in assets under management, has 120+ investment teams across 30 countries, and manages over 7,000 portfolios. The company offers BlackRock Funds and Blackrock Liquidity Funds and also provides risk management services to fixed income institutional investors.
iShares, the largest ETF provider in the world, is part of BlackRock. The iShares family of funds has almost $1 trillion in assets over management and offers investors over 700 funds listed globally.
VanEck’s mission is to offer investors forward-looking, intelligently designed investment strategies that take advantage of targeted market opportunities. Founded in 1955, the firm is a pioneer in global investing with a history of placing clients’ interests first in all market environments.
S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than based on any other provider in the world. With over 1,000,000 indices and more than 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.
Since 1997, Direxion has been offering non-traditional investments to accommodate various market cycles.
Alerian is an independent provider of Master Limited Partnership (MLP) and energy infrastructure market intelligence. Its benchmarks, including the flagship Alerian MLP Index (AMZ), are widely used by industry executives, investment professionals, research analysts, and national media to analyze relative performance. As of December 31, 2015, over $14 billion is directly tied to the Alerian Index Series through exchange-traded products, delta one notes, and separately managed accounts.