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    April 21, 2021
    “A dearth of yield in safe assets” is driving investors to municipal bonds, said James Camp, Managing Director of Fixed Income and Strategic Income at Eagle Asset Management. “There’s a lot of people just trying to find anywhere to park money,” Camp told Bloomberg TV. “The system’s awash in deposits. Banks don’t want your money. Loan growth is very, very slow. So municipals have attracted not only the retail attention but a lot of crossover interest.” Click here to watch.
     
    April 15, 2021
    From job numbers to earnings beats to multiple value sectors performing well, there are plenty of reasons for optimism for stock market investors, said Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist for Carillon Tower Advisers. Hear him discuss opportunities and risks among stocks tied to the “reopening” trade and his view on inflation in this interview on Cheddar.com. Click here to watch. (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. No investments mentioned are recommendations.)
     
    March 11, 2021
    Mark Egan, CFA, Chief Investment Officer at Reams Asset Management and Lead Portfolio Manager of the Carillon Reams Bond Funds, sees current stimulus and relief programs as driving inflation higher long-term. Read his interview in the Reuters article, “How Lipper Award-winning funds are playing expected inflation jump.”
    Click here to read the article.
     
    March 11, 2021
    The fixed income environment “today is as challenging as it has been in the past 30 or 40 years,” says Mark Egan, CFA, Chief Investment Officer at Reams Asset Management and Lead Portfolio Manager for the Carillon Reams Bond Funds. Read more about how the investment team navigated that environment in this Investment News story about Refinitiv Lipper Award Winners.
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    Feb. 19, 2021
    President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus plan has led concerns of higher inflation. There’s evidence of inflation now in shutdown-stressed supply chains, but Eagle Asset Management Portfolio Co-Manager Eric Mintz told the Financial Times “that will probably prove to be transitory as the reopening continues to accelerate.”
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    Feb. 1, 2021
    Derek Smashey, Co-Portfolio Manager for Scout Investments Mid Cap Equity Strategy, was quoted in a regional NPR story about bringing satellite broadband to remote communities. “I wouldn’t want to bet against people like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos,” he said.
    Read the article here.
     
    Jan. 13, 2021
    Key for the markets right now is management guidance coming this week, says Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist with Carillon Tower Advisers. Any weakness could be a catalyst for a pullback in the market – overdue and necessary for continued progress, Orton tells CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe. Click here to watch the interview.
     
    Jan. 11, 2021
    The Wall Street Journal listed the Carillon Scout Mid Cap Fund atop its “Category Kings” in the mid-cap core category. The list honors the top-performing funds in each category ranked by one-year total returns (changes in net asset values with reinvested distributions) as of December 31. Click here to read more about the Carillon Scout Mid Cap Fund.
     
    January 2021
    Timing will affect the size and scope of any stimulus package passed in 2021, said Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist for Carillon Tower Advisers. “The longer you wait to pass a bill, the more data will roll in, and the data so far has generally been more positive than expected,” Orton said. Click here to read his interview with Investment & Pensions Europe.
     
    Dec. 17, 2020
    Investors have reasons for optimism as 2021 approaches, but in the very near firm, sentiment seems overextended, said Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist for Carillon Tower Advisers. He’s telling clients to use market pullbacks strategically. “Let the market come to us,” he said. Watch his interview with Cheddar here. (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. No investments mentioned are recommendations.)
     
    Dec. 7, 2020
    The Wall Street Journal listed the Carillon Scout Mid Cap Fund atop its “Category Kings” in the mid-cap core category. The list honors the top-performing funds in each category based on year-to-date total returns as of November 30, 2020. Click here to read more about the Carillon Scout Mid Cap Fund.
     
    Nov. 20, 2020
    From an enthusiasm standpoint, markets look a little stretched in the short term, and uncertainty looms, says Matt Orton, CFA Director and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers. He believes investors should be wary of “value traps.” Read his interview with Bloomberg here.
    (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. No investments mentioned are recommendations.)
     
    Nov. 16, 2020
    Investors want to talk about growth vs. value in the wake of a value rally on the news of COVID-19 vaccine results. But Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers, urges smart decision-making and caution to avoid a “value trap” in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Watch the interview here.
     
    Nov. 12, 2020
    “We’ve already lived through the initial reaction to the virus in March, and a big part of the reason the markets crashed is the uncertainty,” said Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers. Coronavirus cases are spiking again, but any future lockdowns would take place in an environment with more certainty about the possibilities. In the spring, “no one knew how long the economy was going to be shut down for,” Orton told Barron’s. “Now, there’s a lot more that’s known.” Click here to read the article.
     
    Oct. 9, 2020
    Despite the meteoric rise of gold this year, forces are at work to bring it back to reality, says Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers. He discusses what is affecting gold – and it’s not investor sentiment. Read the article in Barron’s.
     
    Oct. 1, 2020
    Slowing employment indicators highlight the need for more fiscal stimulus, said Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist for Carillon Tower Advisers. But investors should remember that while the data in the short term is painful, the longer term is still pointing toward a recovery. Click here to watch his appearance on Cheddar. (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. No investments mentioned are recommendations.)
     
    Sept. 24, 2020
    With the markets experiencing some “indigestion,” says Director and Portfolio Specialist Matt Orton, CFA, it’s important for investors to keep focused on the longer-term trends, and stocks that can benefit from the current environment. Watch his appearance on Yahoo Finance here. (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. No investments mentioned are recommendations.)
     
    Sept. 17, 2020
    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is particularly well-suited to research-based active management, says Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE, Chairman and President of Carillon Tower Advisers. Watch his video interview with Investment News in which he explains Carillon’s move to hire a new Head of Responsible Investing and opportunities in the space. Click here to watch the video.
     
    September 2020
    How did Reams Asset Management position its portfolio’s during the market volatility sparked by the pandemic and where do managers see opportunity now? Hear from Todd Thompson, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Reams, in this Funds Europe article about why making volatility your friend may be beneficial.  Click here to read the article.
     
    Sept. 16, 2020
    Is the blurring of lines between retail and institutional investors a bad thing? Not necessarily, says Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE, Chairman and President of Carillon Tower Advisers. An institutional perspective can benefit retail investments, as long as investors keep in mind key differences in goals and circumstances. Read the article in International Adviser.  Click here to read the article.
     
    Sept. 9, 2020
    Economic trends mean funding status for pension plans, public and private “is going to be a problem for a long time,” says Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE, Chairman and President of Carillon Tower Advisers. Read as Abbott explains the challenges facing these plans in an interview with PlanSponsor.  Click here.
     
    July 13, 2020
    It’s not unusual at the start of new bull markets to see a disconnect between the stock market and the economic data, says Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers. But emerging work-from-home trends are favorable for technology companies, so tailwinds might continue. — Click here to watch Orton’s appearance on Cheddar.com. (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. Any securities mentioned are not recommendations.)
     
    June 29, 2020
    "The big question investors are asking themselves" is how is much this spike in COVID-19-related cases "going to derail the potential V-shaped recovery or economic re-opening story," said Matt Orton, CFA, Director and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers. But from state to state, there are good signs, too. — Click here to watch Orton's appearance on Yahoo Finance (Matt Orton is not a portfolio manager and does not make buy and sell decisions. Any securities mentioned are not recommendations.)
     
    June 5, 2020
    There remains a sizable gap between growth and value stocks, and the growthier parts of the market benefit from the current environment, said Matt Orton, CFA, Vice President and Portfolio Specialist for Carillon Tower Advisers in discussing market reaction to the jobs report in The Street article “Stocks Surge on Jobs Report: What Wall Street’s Saying,” by Jacob Sonenshine. — Click here to read the article.
     
    May 13, 2020
    The greatest challenge for asset managers may not even be how they perform during the pandemic, says Cooper Abbott, CFA, CAIA, CFE, Chairman and President of Carillon Tower Advisers. It will be how well-positioned they are for a "next normal" future. — Click here to read Abbott’s full commentary in Pensions & Investments.
     
    April 15, 2020
    How promising is the new oil deal? Matt Orton, CFA, Vice President and Portfolio Specialist at Carillon Tower Advisers, discusses why oil bulls may be experiencing some disappointment. — Click here to read the Bloomberg story “Oil Bulls Keep Piling Into Beaten-Down ETFs on Hopes for Rebound”.
     

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