The week that was … the week to come ?>

The week that was … the week to come

Every Friday, Brian Jacobsen provides perspective on key events and topics of the current week and his thoughts about what the week ahead may hold. Here’s his report for the
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Framing the future: The new realities and future of work ?>

Framing the future: The new realities and future of work

Everyday assumptions of safety, face-to-face meetings, commuting and travel—our routine of work has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we await advances in medical progress, we will
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Chart of the week: Labor Market: The rocky road to recovery ?>

Chart of the week: Labor Market: The rocky road to recovery

Our Market Optics chartbook contains data-driven insights that power our portfolio management teams’ views, ideas, and decisions. Each week, we’ll take a look a closer look at one of the
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Finding balance in times of crisis – Part 1 ?>

Finding balance in times of crisis – Part 1

The first part of a two part series, this episode discusses how some of the investment teams at Wells Fargo Asset Management have navigated the ups and downs of 2020
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Framing the future: The new realities and future of work

Everyday assumptions of safety, face-to-face meetings, commuting and travel—our routine of work has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we await advances in medical progress, we will review the impact of recent financial upheavals, shockwaves affecting employment and small business, and multiple scenarios of economic recovery at both macro and micro scales.

Finding balance in times of crisis – Part 1

The first part of a two part series, this episode discusses how some of the investment teams at Wells Fargo Asset Management have navigated the ups and downs of 2020 and how they plan on approaching the continued uncertainty for the rest of the year.

Brian Jacobsen moderates a conversation between Terry Goode, Senior Portfolio Manager with the WFAM Global Fixed Income Municipal team; Bryant VanCronkhite, Senior Portfolio Manager with the WFAM Special Global Equity team; and Harin de Silva, Portfolio Manager for the WFAM Analytic Investors team.

Municipal bond markets—an update on where opportunities may lie

Today’s podcast features a discussion about the municipal bond market. We’ll be talking about two aspects—where the opportunities in munis may lie and also why philosophy and process matter in an actively managed bond fund. To discuss, we’ve asked Nick Venditti, Senior Portfolio Manager on the Wells Fargo Asset Management [WFAM] Municipal Fixed Income team, to join us.

Three reasons ESG can play a crucial role in COVID-19 recovery initiatives

As policymakers, market participants, and citizens of the world forge a path to recovery from COVID-19’s seismic impact, their focus on environment, social, and governance (ESG) issues has not faded. In many cases, they are carving out a distinct role for ESG in the pandemic recovery game plan.

In a panel discussion Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) hosted with experts from Eurasia Group, a world leader in political risk analysis and consulting, we gained an insightful glimpse of what that recovery could look like. The panel—which included WFAM’s co-head of Sustainable Investing, Hannah Skeates—focused on three important reasons ESG can play a role in our efforts to build a post-pandemic future: