William Blair's Brian Singer talks global stocks
Most mutual fund managers spend their days mulling individual stocks and bonds. Brian Singer takes a decidedly broader view. As the lead manager of the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund, Singer buys and sells sectors and asset classes. Using futures contracts and exchange-traded funds, he trades in and out of stocks, bonds, and currencies around the globe. In all instances, the guiding principle is relative valuation. Since the beginning of the year, the 11-month-old fund has generated a return of 10.3 percent, almost eight percentage points above the average Morningstar "multialternative" fund.
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