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June 12

Strategy Stockpicking strategies remain in the driving seat

Market developments in May saw some trend reversals across the fixed income and commodity space. On the one hand, the unfolding of the Italian political crisis coincided with a rebound of U.S. Treasuries during the second half of May. On the other (...)

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Survival of the fittest: adapting to complex markets

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Time to reinforce neutral fund allocations

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March 27

Strategy The Silver economy, a promising global investment

CPR AM started 2018 in a positive frame of mind regarding the "Global Silver Age" strategy. Find out more about the strategy with Vafa Ahmadi, Head of Global Thematic Equities and Jean-Dominique Seta,Thematic Equity Portfolio (...)

March 8

Strategy Not the start of a bear market

According to Mohit kumar, Global Head of Rates Strategy, Crédit Agricole CIB, thus a rate sell-off from current levels becomes self-defeating. If rates sell-off further, it would trigger a sell-off in risky assets which would in-turn create a bid for fixed (...)

March 6

Strategy Lombard Odier Investment Managers backs Alternatives Strategy with Sustainability Focus

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (‘Lombard Odier IM’) announces the appointment of Arnaud Langlois to launch a global equity long/short investment strategy with a sustainability focus.

March 1

Strategy Does a liquidity factor premium exist in the stock market?

Academic studies present ample evidence in support of the existence of four factor premiums in stock markets: Low Risk, Value, Momentum, and Quality. Factor investing puts these concepts into practice by enabling investors to allocate their capital explicitly to these (...)

February 14

Strategy Back to normality

We remain constructive for equities, due to the synchronized global recovery, which we expect to underpin strong earnings growth. Given that until recently, investor sentiment was near record highs, we think that some sort of correction was indeed (...)

February 8

Strategy Outperforming in Asia with boots on the ground

Arnout van Rijn and Victoria Mio attribute the success of their flagship equity strategies to opening an office in Hong Kong in 2008, enabling local access to the companies in which they invest. They previously managed the strategies as part of the emerging market equities (...)

January 23

Strategy Under the bonnet: Key trades within Neuberger Berman’s unconstrained fixed income strategy

How will extreme levels of monetary policy accommodation eventually be unwound? Are the reflationary, pro-growth elements of President Trump’s agenda alive or dead? When will a long forecasted increase in government bond yields materialise? What is the impact of a wildcard (...)

January 3

Strategy Asset allocation: American vertigo

November’s leading indicators show a fresh short-term acceleration in the world economy beyond the 4% mark. This growth pace is well above potential (3.5%) and should lead to renewed inflation and validate the tougher stance on monetary policy across most developed (...)

December 2017

Strategy How does ‘quantamental’ fit with factor investing?

‘Quantamental’ is a relatively new portmanteau word in asset management lingo. Its creation is indicative of a trend in our industry. Quantamental is the fruit of the marriage of the quantitative and fundamental (also known as judgmental) disciplines in managing (...)

November 2017

Strategy Investors are not complacent in assessing risks

Markets have been remarkably resilient to political shocks, so are investors getting complacent? No, says Jaap Hoek in Robeco’s new five-year outlook.

November 2017

Strategy Will Passive Save Active?

According to David F. Lafferty, CFA®, Senior Vice President – Chief Market Strategist at NGAM, the pressures exerted by passive indexing are forcing active managers to tackle longstanding sources of inefficiency and underperformance. By setting more appropriate fees and (...)

October 2017

Strategy Absolute returns in all environments

Tim Haywood, investment director for absolute return fixed income strategies, shares his views on the current macroeconomic environment and opportunities in the bond markets.

September 2017

Strategy Concentrated long-short investing to achieve absolute return

According to Amit Kumar and Ashish Kochar, US Equity Portfolio Manager at Columbia Threadneedle Investment, investor caution on market outlook places increased focus on generating alpha. Long-short equity portfolios have the potential to generate greater alpha as individual (...)

September 2017

Strategy Time to Protect your Gains

How clients can protect investments and maintain upside potential, explains Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe.

September 2017

Strategy Five reasons to hold technology stocks

Technology breakthroughs herald a new era in the way we live, work and relate to each other. Five key trends explain why investors should consider holding technology stocks.

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Strategy Swiss Re among first in the re/insurance industry to integrate ESG benchmarks into its investment decisions

Swiss Re announced that it has already consistently integrated ESG considerations into its investment process since the start of 2017.

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Strategy How Smart is ‘Smart Beta’ Investing?

Investors increasingly embrace “smart beta” investing, by which we mean passively following an index in which stock weights are not proportional to their market capitalizations, but based on some alternative weighting scheme. Examples include fundamentally-weighted indices (...)

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Strategy Agricultural land rush of investment funds!

After launching products indexed to changes in prices of agricultural products, many banks and investment funds are turning now to the land acquisition...

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Strategy Real money, real risk

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” Used for decades to describe the perceived high and ever-increasing level of government expenditures, this memorable phrase of unclear origin may also offer insight for those building investment (...)

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Strategy Fitch: Search for Yield Leads to More Risks in Credit Funds

Fitch Ratings warns of the temptation that fixed income fund managers may have in current market conditions to overreach for yield, potentially loosening credit selectivity and leading to excessive credit and liquidity (...)

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Strategy CTAs Shave Off Bond Exposures As Treasury Yields Rise

Fixed income markets have faced some pressures lately, as investors fret about less accommodative monetary conditions going forward. In addition, higher energy prices have fuelled bond yields, as both OPEC members and (...)

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Strategy Where’s the value in global markets?

After years of market expansion across global equities and strong returns for many fixed-income sectors, are there still value opportunities out there? Or does it all look pricey? Four investment experts from across Natixis Global Asset Management share their views on (...)

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Strategy Investors are not complacent in assessing risks

Markets have been remarkably resilient to political shocks, so are investors getting complacent? No, says Jaap Hoek in Robeco’s new five-year outlook.

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Strategy The right time to invest in emerging markets?

Complete reversal in emerging equity markets in 2016: the highly geared/cyclical/risky stocks that collapsed in 2015 skyrocketed in 2016. Where to go? In 2015, emerging markets have had stormy times. An unexpected devaluation of the Yuan, the collapse of numerous emerging (...)

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Strategy Risk concentration stronger than risk perception

The risk concentration index (RCI) for a diversified portfolio had been on a downtrend since the start of 2014. The latest risk aversion spell has brought this to an end. This index, which measures the diversity of risk sources, peaked when markets were mainly guided by the (...)

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Strategy Asset Allocation : remain OW High Yield, turn neutral equities and short US Treasuries

The post-ECB correction observed since last Friday confirms our view described in August and again last week in our latest Asset Allocation monthly publication: after a historically calm summer, September is likely to be a month of transition towards more (...)

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Strategy Africa: A continent of opportunities

As global demand for commodities continues to grow, we believe Africa is in an enviable position with its vast resources, not only minerals but also food—60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land is in Africa...

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Strategy An example of Quantitative Strategy: The Low Volatility approach

Low volatility indices and, more broadly, products based on quantitative strategies aiming to select only low-volatility stocks, have met with growing success with the financial community and investors. However, most of these indices have major drawbacks that cannot always (...)

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Strategy Making good use of the drop in correlation through equity arbitration

Despite fairly divergent hedge fund trends in the second quarter, SG Private Banking’s strategists remain positive but have a preference for Relative Value and Event-Driven.

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Strategy Industry 4.0: The new industrial revolution is under way

Data, digitalisation and connectivity of means of production have led to considerable advances in industry in recent years. on top of productivity gains and shifts in production modes, this trend is disruptive in the way in which it will completely alter some sectors of (...)

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Strategy CPR AM has recently launched CPR Invest – Global Disruptive Opportunities | A look back at an accelerating phenomenon: disruption

The recently theorised phenomenon of "disruption" is defined as a process whereby a product, a service or a solution disrupts the rules on an already established market. Technological progress, along with the globalisation of trade and demographic changes are now helping to (...)

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Hidden assets

Learn about hidden assets (volatility, correlation,...) and related strategies

Multi-asset funds

Special Focus on Multi-asset funds: Prevent structural asset allocation biases to improve responsiveness, Allocation strategy for 2017, Multi-Asset Funds Face Investors Scrutiny on Flexibility…

Smart Beta

Special focus on Smart Beta & Factor Investing : Beta positionning and outlook within current asset management framework | Risk factor investing | Factors Value, Momentum, Low Volatility, Quality | Smart Beta and Low Carbon | Smart Beta and (...)

Strategies on dividend derivatives

Dividends : New strategies - Analysis, investment perspectives and strategies on dividend derivatives....

Alternative Risk Premia

Alternative Risk Premia: Alternative Risk Premia strategies | Using Risk Premia for a true diversified portfolio | Investors Increase Pressure on Hedge Funds to Lower Fees | Combining différent styles for risk premia (...)

Infrastructure

Infrastructure : A Growing asset class | The role of pension funds | Energy infrastructure | The MLP example | Accessing the US Energy Infrastructure with MLP ETFs....

ETF & Index Management

ETF & Index Management: Criteria used to select ETF | Measuring Performance of ETF | Passive vs Active | Build an allocation with ETF..

China

China : Invest in domestic chinese stocks with ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO UCITS | Chinese domestic equities could benefit from more economic stimulus| Li Kequiang’s Chinese growth indicator …

Gestion Obligataire

Gestion Obligataire : Quelle allocation d’actifs obligataires ? | Rallonger la maturité des investissements | La recherche de rendement, un exercice de plus en plus difficile | Investir en volatilité sur les obligations américaines | Déclin de la liquidité du crédit | Rendements (...)

Gestion Action

Gestion Action – Comment investir dans les actions thématiques ? Small Caps, Growth, Value, Momentum, High Dividend, Equity Europe Income Defensive... Quel style de gestion pour quel rendement/risque ? La bulle sur les stratégies à faible volatilité est-elle en train d’éclater (...)

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