CNBC Interviews Brian Singer

July 23, 2014

Brian Singer, partner and co-portfolio manager of the William Blair Macro Allocation Fund, says U.S. stocks are fundamentally expensive on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” For that reason, the investment team has more of a defensive position within the U.S. equity market, but he continues to find global opportunities.

In the interview, Singer highlights that the portfolio is: 

  • Long U.S. large-cap value, short U.S. large-cap growth, which may provide a hedge if there’s a market disturbance
  • Long U.K., Italian, and Spanish equities in developed markets
  • Long Korea, China, and Russia in emerging markets
    “The opportunities that exist are where others seem to have feared to tread,” says Singer. These investment decisions are consistent with fundamentals, he says. “These markets tend to be relatively cheap now, and we’ve stepped in to find opportunities.”

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