February 2022

Russian Equity & Debt Exposure in iCM Strategies

The Russia/Ukraine conflict that has been evolving over the last few weeks has injected a high level of volatility into both equity and fixed income markets across the globe. Given these events, we feel it’s important to proactively communicate our strategies’ exposure to the conflict to our advisor partners in anticipation of client questions.

Market Flash - January 2022

The new year got off to a rocky start, with nearly all major asset classes finding themselves in negative territory. U.S. large cap stocks declined by just over -5% during the month of January, while U.S. investment grade bonds lost -2.15%. The primary cause of the decline appeared to be a combination of seemingly related factors, which included – concerns around inflation, sharply higher interest rates, and hawkish rhetoric from the Fed.