A disciplined focus on the macroeconomic drivers of performance
Rarely does the same sector remain in favor year after year.
Through a disciplined analysis of 200+ global and domestic indicators, we form a macroeconomic outlook on which sectors, regions, and securities are most likely to outperform. Ultimately, we make allocation decisions based on the data, regardless of short-term market sentiment. This is where wisdom grounded in data makes a difference.
Data drives high conviction
Successfully navigating market trends, risks and cycles takes wisdom and discipline. Our process employs exhaustive research and analysis to screen out noise, avoid biases, and focus on the most important information. Our approach is differentiated by methodical analysis to discern what data matters most and when – knowledge which supports high-conviction decisions.Learn more
Active strategies based on macroeconomic analysis and conviction
Employs active allocation across global equity markets in pursuit of long-term capital appreciation.
Blends global equity growth potential with U.S. fixed income for stability.
Emphasizes capital preservation through an active fixed-income allocation with growth potential from global equities.
Employs high-conviction sector allocation and avoidance driven by macroeconomic analysis.
Commentary | Q3 2020
Election uncertainty is high, with polls in question after 2016 and prediction markets recently near even odds, but we believe lack of a strong consensus reduces the risk of a market-dislocating surprise. Thus, we are focused on potential sector impacts of various election scenarios.
Our unique market and macroeconomic insightsCommentaries
Highlights | Q3 2020
Macroeconomic highlights – Q3 2020
Key trends impacting our investment decisionsMacroeconomic Highlights
Research | Q3 2018
At the end of September 2018, Standard & Poor’s and MSCI reorganized their Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) to create a new “Communication Services Sector.”
What the data reveals about emerging trends and the macroeconomic outlookResearch
Our greatest resource is our people and the focused wisdom and deep experience they bring to their work. Since 2004, we have grown to 23 employees. WestEnd Advisors is owned by seven partners, each of whom is active in the company today.