About the Author

Meghan Shue

Group Vice President Head, Investment Strategy & Portfolio Construction

Meghan is responsible for helping manage the end-to-end asset allocation process, developing market research, and communicating the investment team’s market outlook and positioning to clients and prospective clients. She is a member of the Investment Committee, which is responsible for deriving the firm’s strategic and tactical asset allocation positioning.

Meghan also oversees the firm’s portfolio construction process, including implementation of asset class views through a variety of proprietary, non-proprietary, passive, active, and factor-based solutions. She is co-chair of the Portfolio Management Committee.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Meghan was an investment strategist at Bessemer Trust, where she helped manage the asset allocation decision and implementation process, performed asset allocation and market research, and published pertinent thought leadership.

She holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Miami, where she was valedictorian of her graduating class. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a concentration in operations research and financial engineering, from Princeton University.

Meghan is a regular CNBC contributor, and is frequently quoted in financial media communicating the firm’s economic and market views.

By the Author

Episode 8: The COVID-19 Stock Market—Suspending Belief

Tony Roth and Meghan Shue |
Capital Considerations with Tony Roth
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April 28—Chief Investment Officer Tony Roth is joined by Credit Suisse Managing Director and Chief U.S. Equity Strategist Jonathan Golub, and Wilmington Trust’s Head of Investment Strategy Meghan Shue, to discuss how the U.S.’ response to COVID-19 has impacted equity market valuation and stability, how the markets may fare in a less globalized society, and what sectors to consider, despite this contracting environment.Jonathan Golub, Managing Director, Chief U.S.


Downgrading REITs to Neutral

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
Real estate investment trusts REITs. Shopping cart and model of house.

April 22, 2020—Highlights:We have reduced our exposure to real estate investment trusts (REITs) from an overweight to a neutral allocation.Risk assets like REITs and equities have staged a strong rally since March 23, but we expect a slow economic recovery, the risks around which do not appear to be properly appreciated by investors.We took the opportunity to sell REITs into relative strength to reduce overall risk in client portfolios.


Oil Market Collapse

Meghan Shue and Evan Kurinsky |
Wilmington Wire
Stock graph investment concept with offshore rig and oil refinery plant. Double exposure.

April 21, 2020—Financial markets remain in turmoil, but the focus has shifted from the equity market to the oil market. This week, oil prices fell into negative territory, a phenomenon that would seem to make about as much intuitive sense as negative interest rates. Here we discuss what is happening and offer some perspective on the path forward for energy prices.What happened?On Monday, April 20, the May contract for West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S.


Silver Linings Playbook

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
Sunbeam through the black stormy cloud.

March 26, 2020—The stock market’s precipitous drop has wreaked havoc on portfolios, wiping three years of gains from the U.S. stock market in a matter of days. What we have experienced puts us in uncharted waters: a combination of one of the fastest declines in equity market history, the most abrupt and wholesale halting of economic activity ever, and the most rapid deployment of monetary stimulus we’ve ever seen.


Historic Buying Opportunity for Municipal Bonds

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire

March 23, 2020—It’s been a bruising few weeks in financial markets, with virtually no asset class left unscathed. Investment-grade municipal bonds—typically thought of as a safe haven that should help weather volatility in riskier asset classes like equities—have seen a significant amount of volatility. We have taken note of a historic buying opportunity within the municipal bond market, and we have adjusted our portfolio allocations to take advantage of any price dislocations.