April 21, 2017— Wilmington Trust has been monitoring several political developments in Europe, particularly the upcoming French Presidential elections, the UK general election and the recent Turkish referendum rendering greater powers to its president. Here we will provide our assessment of these developments. A tightening first round in the French presidential race The first round,
April 20, 2017—When the first estimate of 1Q2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth is released next week, it is widely expected to be low, we think somewhere in the 0.5%–1.5% range. If so, the weak figure will likely once again stoke fears of an economic slowdown and, at the extreme, the possibility of the U.S.
March 31, 2017—Active managers in domestic equities have had less success in outperforming their benchmarks in virtually each successive year of the current bull market. Starting in March of 2009 when the market finally bottomed and started upward, a bit more than half of active managers in the large-cap space were able to beat the