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—and chairs 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

Evaluating the Luster of Gold as an Investment

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
Global Gold Price Commodity Concept

May 29, 2020—Of all the asset classes available in which to invest, the nuances of investing in gold may be least appreciated. Gold is attractive as a long-term store of value or portfolio hedge, but it can also be extremely volatile, generates no income or organic growth, and involves storage costs. As a result, the case for gold in a portfolio is much more gray than black or white.

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Testing and Therapeutics as the Keys to Restarting the Economic Engine

Tony Roth and Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
female lab technician doing research with a microscope in the lab. coronavirus

May 4, 2020— As investors turned part-time epidemiologists, we have been paying close attention to the trajectory of the COVID-19 disease, including growth in the number of new daily cases. There is evidence at the global and U.S. level that the so-called curve is being bent, though the U.S. curve is behind many other parts of the world and it has taken an unprecedented societal effort to do so.Some argue there is a light at the end of the tunnel, with U.S.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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