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Northern Trust Universe Data: Flat Returns for Institutional Plan Sponsors in First Quarter of 2018

May 15, 2018 | CHICAGO

Institutional plan sponsors had flat-to-negative investment returns in the first quarter of 2018, with the median plan posting a loss of 0.4 percent, according to Northern Trust Universe data released today. The loss ended a string of nine consecutive quarterly gains for institutional asset owners, as U.S. equity markets turned negative in the quarter.

Jim McDonald: Growth and Inflation Cooling Off

May 14, 2018

We expect growth to moderate over the next year, along with inflation anxieties. Jim McDonald explains what this could mean for investors.

The View From Here: Looking Ahead to the Rest of 2018

May 8, 2018


Our Chief Economist, Carl R. Tannenbaum, discusses the economic results of the first quarter, the outlook for U.S. consumers, how inflation and interest rates may evolve over the rest of the year, and some of the key economic risks on the horizon.