Disruptive Forces in Investing

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Disruptive Investments Within Disruptive Regulations
Jul 9 2024
Disruptive Investments Within Disruptive Regulations
In the wake of past banking volatility and high-stake crises like the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, regulatory scrutiny has continued to increase across the financial sector with proposals such as Basel III Endgame. The industry will need to adjust to the new disruptive forces at play. But what opportunities lie within the banking sector that could interest investors? And what are the risks posed to investors in this space? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar sits with Ian Haas, Portfolio Manager on our NB Alternative Investment Management team, to delve into the complex world of banking regulations and the unique investment landscape that lies ahead.     This communication is provided for informational and educational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Neuberger Berman is not providing this material in a fiduciary capacity and has a financial interest in the sale of its products and services. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Steve Eisman: From The Big Short to the Long Way Home
Jun 25 2024
Steve Eisman: From The Big Short to the Long Way Home
In 2008, the housing market crash sent shockwaves through the financial industry and the world at large. However, a handful of investors saw the warning signs and began sounding the alarms long before the financial debacle unfolded. Their stories were captured in the New York Times bestselling book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, and its award-winning film adaptation, The Big Short. Featuring stars like Brad Pitt and Steve Carell, the film brought these investors' experiences to life. Among them was Steve Eisman, Senior Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman, portrayed by Steve Carell under the pseudonym Mark Baum. But what really went on behind the scenes? How did Steve spot the canary in the coal mine? And what is his outlook on current markets? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar invites Steve to chat about his career journey, behind-the-scenes insights of the world famous book and movie, The Big Short and more.      This communication is provided for informational and educational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Neuberger Berman is not providing this material in a fiduciary capacity and has a financial interest in the sale of its products and services. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.    This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.    The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Consumer Dynamics Amid the Credit Crunch
Jun 4 2024
Consumer Dynamics Amid the Credit Crunch
M&A financing continues to translate into supply opportunities in the investment grade market. With companies like Home Depot and Johnson & Johnson recently announcing multi-billion-dollar acquisition deals, we believe there is a $100 billion pipeline of announced deals over the course of 2024. However, the consumer retail space has simultaneously begun to slow down. With tight spreads and an election year underway, how has the consumer retail space been impacted by current economic conditions? How are companies responding and planning to grow in this economic environment? What are some motivators and considerations for corporations in the M&A space? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar invites Kristin Cejda, Senior Research Analyst and Co-Director of Investment Grade Credit Research, to discuss key topics in the state of the investment grade credit space, unravel the dynamics of consumer behavior, and shed light on the strategic shifts companies are making to navigate the current credit landscape.   This communication is provided for informational and educational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Neuberger Berman is not providing this material in a fiduciary capacity and has a financial interest in the sale of its products and services. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
The Wonders of Japan’s Economy
May 21 2024
The Wonders of Japan’s Economy
In the last year, we saw Japanese equities led by Nikkei 225 and TOPIX gaining more than 30%.  All while, the Bank of Japan raised interest rates for the first time in 17 years in March. With this active economic backdrop, what lies ahead for the Japanese market? How do geopolitical dynamics influence Japan? What should investors keep in mind when investing in this economy? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar invites back Kei Okamura, Portfolio Manager on the Japanese Equities team. Kei shares a nuanced perspective on the challenges and prospects for investors in Japan, highlighting the critical elements driving Japanese equities to give listeners a comprehensive understanding of why Japan remains a compelling destination for both investors and travelers alike.     This communication is provided for informational and educational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Neuberger Berman is not providing this material in a fiduciary capacity and has a financial interest in the sale of its products and services. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Making Dollars and Sense: The Critical Role of Financial Literacy
Apr 30 2024
Making Dollars and Sense: The Critical Role of Financial Literacy
As April marks Financial Literacy month, we recognize that budding investors are facing a backdrop of economic uncertainties and the ever-growing complexities of financial markets. With a staggering 78% of Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck and a significant portion of the population unable to cover unexpected expenses, understanding the basics of money management is essential for making informed decisions. But what are some steps our industry can take to help consumers be more financially literate? How are different generations impacted by this issue? What are the impacts of digital innovations on this topic? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Dr. Renée Baker, founder of the RBI Group sits with host Anu Rajakumar to share her extensive experience and passion for empowering individuals through financial knowledge, and to showcase why this is a topic not just for April, but for all year round.   This communication is provided for informational and educational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Neuberger Berman is not providing this material in a fiduciary capacity and has a financial interest in the sale of its products and services. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
What’s Up in the Air?
Apr 23 2024
What’s Up in the Air?
As you may have seen in the headlines, the airline sector has seen quite their fair share of volatility recently. Since the start of COVID shutting down air travel to then returning back to pre-pandemic levels and then exceeding those levels, the airline sector has been receiving its own fair share of market turbulence. But as the aerospace market continuing to grow on a global basis, with more interest in commercial travel than ever seen before, airlines are needing more lift for takeoff. And with the supply chain still stressed, the sector’s landscape may be due for a reset. But what are their options here? And what is the path ahead? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar brings back Michael Barr, Senior Research Analyst covering aerospace and transportation to shed light on the evolving status of the sector and what opportunities could arise as a result of the developments happening across the industry.   This communication is provided for informational and educational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Neuberger Berman is not providing this material in a fiduciary capacity and has a financial interest in the sale of its products and services. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Make Your Money Move
Apr 9 2024
Make Your Money Move
Given the economic uncertainties that unfolded from the COVID-19 pandemic and lead to rising inflation rates, investors held onto cash as their main arsenal. However, with central banks signaling interest rate cuts, now might be the time to move cash off the sidelines. Anchored in insights from our Make Your Money Move campaign, we will explore questions like: why cash rates have been so attractive? What opportunities exist now? Are there risks investors should be mindful of? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar invites Rebekah McMillan, Associate Portfolio Manager and co-author of Cash Balances: Is It Time to Make Your Money Move?, to provide a comprehensive analysis of current economic conditions, the state of cash, and the potential for growth across various asset classes.     This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.    The information in this material may contain projections, market outlooks or other forward-looking statements regarding future events, including economic, asset class and market outlooks or expectations, and is only current as of the date indicated. There is no assurance that such events, outlook and expectations will be achieved, and actual results may be significantly different than that shown here. The duration and characteristics of past market/economic cycles and market behavior, including any bull/bear markets, is no indication of the duration and characteristics of any current or future be market/economic cycles or behavior. Information on historical observations about asset or sub-asset classes is not intended to represent or predict future events. Historical trends do not imply, forecast or guarantee future results. Information is based on current views and market conditions, which will fluctuate and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.   This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.     The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.    © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Reassessing Retirement Savings with Robin Diamonte
Mar 26 2024
Reassessing Retirement Savings with Robin Diamonte
As we mark the annual observance of International Women's Day this March, we highlight the contributions and milestones of women in society all month long. In honor of this celebration, we invited an esteemed female Chief Investment Officer to highlight a core investment topic some people tend to misunderstand: retirement savings. How has retirement planning evolved over the years? How have demographics been impacted by this change? And what are some steps corporations can take to generate more inclusive conversations around retirement savings? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Robin Diamonte, Chief Investment Officer at RTX, joins Anu Rajakumar, to share her insights into her personal career journey as well as the world of investing in retirement assets.      This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.    The information in this material may contain projections, market outlooks or other forward-looking statements regarding future events, including economic, asset class and market outlooks or expectations, and is only current as of the date indicated. There is no assurance that such events, outlook and expectations will be achieved, and actual results may be significantly different than that shown here. The duration and characteristics of past market/economic cycles and market behavior, including any bull/bear markets, is no indication of the duration and characteristics of any current or future be market/economic cycles or behavior. Information on historical observations about asset or sub-asset classes is not intended to represent or predict future events. Historical trends do not imply, forecast or guarantee future results. Information is based on current views and market conditions, which will fluctuate and may be superseded by subsequent market events or for other reasons. Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.   This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.     The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.    © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
When Specialty Finance Meets Silicon Valley Innovation
Mar 12 2024
When Specialty Finance Meets Silicon Valley Innovation
In the rapidly evolving world of alternative credit, Specialty Finance strategies can offer access to high-quality deals, backed with strong partnerships, for investors seeking to generate current income via short-duration transactions. With geographical positioning and technological advancements to consider, what is so special about this sector? How have innovations like fintech impacted traditional banking and lending practices? What obstacles are presented for investors? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar brings back Peter Sterling, Head of Specialty Finance, to discuss the evolution of Specialty Finance and the potential risks and opportunities that lie ahead.     This general market summary and the opinions and beliefs expressed in this podcast are provided for general informational purposes only.  Nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security, and the views and beliefs expressed are not intended to predict or guarantee the future performance of any individual security, market sector or the markets generally.  This presentation is general in nature and is not directed to any category of investors and should not be regarded as individualized, a recommendation, investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions and the appropriateness of this presentation should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability, and has not been independently verified. All information, opinions and beliefs set forth in this presentation are current as of the date of this presentation and are subject to change without notice.  We do not undertake to advise you of any change in the opinions and beliefs or the information contained in this presentation.  Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. We may issue presentations or have opinions that are inconsistent with, and reach different conclusions from, this presentation.  No representation is made that any investment process, investment objectives, goals or risk management techniques discussed herein will or are likely to be achieved or successful.   Any forward-looking opinions, beliefs, estimates, assumptions, outlooks, projections, assessments, or similar statements (collectively, “Statements”), constitute only subjective views, estimations or intentions, should not be relied on, are subject to change due to many factors, including fluctuating market conditions and economic factors.  Such Statements involve inherent risks, many of which cannot be predicted or quantified and are beyond our control.  Future evidence and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying these Statements, which are subject to change without notice.  Considering the foregoing, there can be no assurance and no representation is given that these Statements are now, or will prove to be, accurate or complete.  Neuberger Berman undertakes no responsibility or obligation to revise or update such Statements.   Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Investments in hedge funds, private equity and other private funds are speculative and involve more risk than more traditional investments. Investments in hedge funds, private equity and other private funds are intended for sophisticated investors only.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.   Portfolio, volatility or return targets or objectives, if any, are used solely for illustration, measurement or comparison purposes.  Such targets or objectives reflect subjective determinations based on a variety of factors including, among others, strategy and prior performance (if any), volatility measures, portfolio characteristics and risk, and market conditions.  Volatility and performance will fluctuate, including over short periods, and should be evaluated over the time indicated and not over shorter periods.  Performance targets or objectives should not be relied upon as an indication of actual or projected future performance.  Actual volatility and returns will depend on a variety of factors including overall market conditions and the ability of to implement the contemplated investment process, investment objectives and risk management.  No representation is made that these targets or objectives will be achieved, in whole or in part.   This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.     The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.    © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Real Estate Secondaries: A Diamond in the Rough Market?
Feb 27 2024
Real Estate Secondaries: A Diamond in the Rough Market?
With liquidity needs continuing to be on the rise, many sophisticated investors look to the secondaries market for solutions. However, with the lower valuations in Real Estate, there may be opportunities in the Real Estate Secondaries space that might not be on the radar as a result of skepticism in the market. But where is that skepticism coming from? Could the opportunities lie in GP-Led secondary transactions more so than LP-led? And what kind of insight can fundamental analysis provide to uncovering opportunities in the space? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar brings back Scott Koenig, Head of Real Estate Secondaries, to understand what dynamics are at play in the market environment that could allow for Real Estate Secondaries to be considered a “diamond in the rough” against today’s economic backdrop.     This general market summary and the opinions and beliefs expressed in this podcast are provided for general informational purposes only.  Nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security, and the views and beliefs expressed are not intended to predict or guarantee the future performance of any individual security, market sector or the markets generally.  This presentation is general in nature and is not directed to any category of investors and should not be regarded as individualized, a recommendation, investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions and the appropriateness of this presentation should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability, and has not been independently verified. All information, opinions and beliefs set forth in this presentation are current as of the date of this presentation and are subject to change without notice.  We do not undertake to advise you of any change in the opinions and beliefs or the information contained in this presentation.  Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. We may issue presentations or have opinions that are inconsistent with, and reach different conclusions from, this presentation.  No representation is made that any investment process, investment objectives, goals or risk management techniques discussed herein will or are likely to be achieved or successful.   Any forward-looking opinions, beliefs, estimates, assumptions, outlooks, projections, assessments, or similar statements (collectively, “Statements”), constitute only subjective views, estimations or intentions, should not be relied on, are subject to change due to many factors, including fluctuating market conditions and economic factors.  Such Statements involve inherent risks, many of which cannot be predicted or quantified and are beyond our control.  Future evidence and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying these Statements, which are subject to change without notice.  Considering the foregoing, there can be no assurance and no representation is given that these Statements are now, or will prove to be, accurate or complete.  Neuberger Berman undertakes no responsibility or obligation to revise or update such Statements.   Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Investments in hedge funds, private equity and other private funds are speculative and involve more risk than more traditional investments. Investments in hedge funds, private equity and other private funds are intended for sophisticated investors only.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.   Portfolio, volatility or return targets or objectives, if any, are used solely for illustration, measurement or comparison purposes.  Such targets or objectives reflect subjective determinations based on a variety of factors including, among others, strategy and prior performance (if any), volatility measures, portfolio characteristics and risk, and market conditions.  Volatility and performance will fluctuate, including over short periods, and should be evaluated over the time indicated and not over shorter periods.  Performance targets or objectives should not be relied upon as an indication of actual or projected future performance.  Actual volatility and returns will depend on a variety of factors including overall market conditions and the ability of to implement the contemplated investment process, investment objectives and risk management.  No representation is made that these targets or objectives will be achieved, in whole or in part.   This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.     The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.    © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
A New Era for Private Credit
Jan 30 2024
A New Era for Private Credit
The recent buzz around private credit has captured the attention of investors worldwide. It has also demonstrated remarkable resilience amid economic uncertainties. So what opportunities does it present for both institutional and retail investors today? How has private credit disrupted traditional lending? And how could a potential recession affect how investors could capitalize on this asset class? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar welcomes Nikhil Krishnan, Managing Director of Neuberger Berman Capital Solutions, to discuss the evolution of the private credit landscape and determine if the bubble will burst or if it even exists at all...     This general market summary and the opinions and beliefs expressed in this podcast are provided for general informational purposes only.  Nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security, and the views and beliefs expressed are not intended to predict or guarantee the future performance of any individual security, market sector or the markets generally.  This presentation is general in nature and is not directed to any category of investors and should not be regarded as individualized, a recommendation, investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. 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What Tailor-Made Investing Looks Like
Jan 9 2024
What Tailor-Made Investing Looks Like
With a new calendar year ahead of us, many of us are taking the time to evaluate our investments against the current macro backdrop and seek to set ourselves up for long-term success. As the wave of economic volatility continues, we have found that there is no “one size fits all” approach in portfolio construction. But what does it mean to customize investments? How can investors explore tax efficiencies as well as other factors such as ESG and faith-based considerations in portfolio construction? And what are the pros and cons when taking a customized approach? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar chats with Jacob Greene, Head Strategist for Custom Direct Investing, to understand more about what it takes to craft customized portfolios while incorporating a multitude of factors within today’s investment landscape.     This communication is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2024 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
Behind the Scenes of Solving for 2024
Dec 12 2023
Behind the Scenes of Solving for 2024
As 2023 comes to a close, with its turbulent and challenging market conditions, we look ahead to navigating the complex yet hopefully rewarding landscape to come. How can investors manage volatility and risk, and still find promising investment opportunities? What does the process of creating the ten themes entail? And what strategies can investors adopt to navigate these ever-changing financial markets effectively? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar goes behind the scenes with Shannon Saccocia, Chief Investment Officer for NB Private Wealth, to understand the robust debates that shaped the selection of the Solving for 2024 themes and how they accommodate varying asset class perspectives as well as regional and geographic considerations.      This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. 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The Art of Giving in Philanthropy
Nov 28 2023
The Art of Giving in Philanthropy
As the end of the year approaches, many of us consider what we can we do for those in need. Charitable contributions are a vital source of capital for non-profit organizations, but how do investors consider allocating to these causes within their portfolio construction effectively? And particularly during these times of volatility, how can donors optimize their philanthropic efforts? On this Giving Tuesday episode of Disruptive Forces, Julia Chu, Head of Philanthropy and Family Governance Advisory at NB Private Wealth, joins Anu Rajakumar to discuss how the sentiment of becoming a philanthropist has evolved across generations, how investors can approach constructing a philanthropic portfolio, as well as key factors in how individuals and their families can encourage the ways of giving for years to come.     This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.    Philanthropic & Family Governance Advisory Services and related materials are provided as a courtesy and are for informational and discussion purposes only. Neuberger Berman is not acting in a fiduciary capacity or recommending any specific governance structures or philanthropic or charitable activities. Recipients of Philanthropic & Family Governance Advisory Services should consult their own tax or legal advisors before implementing any governance structure or philanthropic or charitable activities.   Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.      This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.     The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.    © 2023 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
The Liquidity Squeeze in Secondaries
Nov 14 2023
The Liquidity Squeeze in Secondaries
As we continue to navigate the challenged market environment, investors have been exploring what their options are for liquidity in their portfolios. Secondary Private Equity investors in particular have a lot to grapple with: from the undercapitalization of the secondary market to the shifting goals of buyers and sellers in the space. However, could the undercapitalization in the secondary market be a boon to investors, opening up unique opportunities for liquidity providers? Or is all hope lost? For this episode of Disruptive Forces, host Anu Rajakumar  brings back Ben Perl (Global Co-Head of Secondary Private Equity) and Philipp Patschkowski (Managing Director in European Secondary Investments) to provide a recap on how Secondaries have fared over the course of the year since they last joined the show, delving into how deal structures are now evolving, what the pros and cons are for investors in this market as well as what the future growth outlook could look like going forward.     This communication is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. All information is current as of the date of this material and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.  The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2023 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
A Force to Be Reckoned With
Oct 17 2023
A Force to Be Reckoned With
There have been countless disruptions to the asset management industry in the last century with many groundbreaking innovations along the way. From the modernization of the '40 Act to the transformative impact of generative AI, how can we strive for excellence in this incredibly complex environment? Is there a way to have positive systemic impact? And what challenges and opportunities exist in the current volatile investment landscape? On this milestone 100th episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar speaks with George Walker, Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman, about how we’re moving forward into a new era for asset management.     This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.   Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.     This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.    The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.   © 2023 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
From Hype to Reality: The Impact of Generative AI
Oct 3 2023
From Hype to Reality: The Impact of Generative AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm, capturing our curiosity and driving massive investment in technology infrastructure. With the democratization of AI capabilities, the possibilities are endless. However there are also challenges and limitations, including the need for responsible use, data security, privacy, and regulatory frameworks. Which industries could be transformed by this groundbreaking technology? Will regulatory frameworks be able to keep pace with these rapid advancements? And how could AI continue to evolve? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar speaks with Daniel Flax and Jamie Zakalik, Research Analysts with Neuberger’s Equity Research team, about the explosion of AI into our collective consciousness and its enormous potential to shape the future of society.     This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. 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These companies face intense competition and potentially rapid product obsolescence, and many depend significantly on retaining and growing the consumer base of their respective products and services. Many of these companies are also reliant on the end-user demand of products and services in various industries that may in part utilize artificial intelligence. Further, many companies involved in, or exposed to, artificial intelligence-related businesses may be substantially exposed to the market and business risks of other industries or sectors, and an investor may be adversely affected by negative developments impacting those companies, industries or sectors. In addition, these companies are heavily dependent on intellectual property rights and may be adversely affected by loss or impairment of those rights. 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Bonds and Beyond in Today’s Fixed Income Markets
Sep 19 2023
Bonds and Beyond in Today’s Fixed Income Markets
A shift into higher rates globally over the latter part of 2023 has created a new investment regime in the fixed income markets; prompting investors to reassess their strategic asset allocation. Despite the reset of fixed income yields to much higher levels, making the asset class look attractive, how can investors be prepared for potential rate cuts while balancing the exciting opportunities that the market is presenting as we make our way through the current market cycle? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Jaina Varsani, Fixed Income Portfolio Specialist, and Toby Bracey, Fixed Income Client Portfolio Manager, join Anu Rajakumar to do a deeper dive into the various sectors of fixed income broadly, while assessing what the opportunities and risk profile are that have placed this asset class into the spotlight.      This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.    Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.      This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.     The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.    © 2023 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved
Real Estate in a Time of Uncertainty
Aug 22 2023
Real Estate in a Time of Uncertainty
With this year’s bank failures and the continued rise of interest rates, questions loom about where our economy is headed and how best we can prepare ourselves for what is next. With concerns of a recession and commercial real estate defaults, what can investors do to better prepare themselves for what is to come? How will the opportunities weigh against the risks? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Anu Rajakumar speaks with Josh Overbay, Managing Director for Almanac Realty Investors at Neuberger Berman, about how current market dynamics are impacting real estate, what opportunities could become available in the near future, and what investors can do to navigate it.     This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.   Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.     This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.    The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.   © 2023 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.
The Changing Sentiment Around Wealth
Aug 8 2023
The Changing Sentiment Around Wealth
In the last decade, we’ve have seen many shifts. One in particular that predates the market volatility of today is something known as the Great Wealth Transfer. This ongoing phenomenon came to fruition as baby boomers began to retire and started passing down their wealth to the next generation. But how are the heirs of this wealth deploying their capital differently than the generations before them? And how might wealth advisors consider adapting their approach to meet the goals of these asset owners of the next generation? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Head of NB Private Wealth, Stephanie Luedke, joins Anu Rajakumar for a conversation around these changing sentiments within next-gen wealth, how gender can play a role in this new landscape, and what else might evolve in the wealth management industry going forward.     This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness, or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.   Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable. Any discussion of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factor and ratings are for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. ESG factors are one of many factors that may be considered when making investment decisions.     This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit http://www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.    The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.   © 2023 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved