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May 26

Strategy CTAs lead the pack in April

For the second month in a row, CTAs outperformed hedge fund strategies in April. According to the Lyxor CTA peer group, the strategy was up +1.6% in April, which brings the year-to-date performance close to +5%.

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April 9

Strategy An alternative to traditional Euro Credit Management: a Smart Beta Credit approach incorporating ESG criteria

To achieve long-term returns comparable to those of investment-grade credit but with a consistently lower level of risk, CPR AM has chosen to combine the DTS risk measure with a rigorous specific risk control and structural sources of return to enhance (...)

April 2

Strategy Implications for hedge funds of the renewed quest for yields

As the first quarter of 2019 is coming to an end, we discuss recent hedge fund performance and our midterm outlook for hedge fund strategies.

March 26

Strategy Re-weighting carry strategies

In a context where monetary conditions are more accommodative and sovereign bond yields are back to low levels, it seems appropriate to re-weight carry strategies such as EM-focused Global Macro and L/S Credit.

February 4

Strategy Hybrid call decisions become more nuanced

The re-statement by Santander’s chief executive on the 2018 earnings call on January 30 of the group’s existing policy to call hybrid instruments on economic terms seems to have been accepted calmly.

January 31

Strategy Finding opportunity in Europe’s volatility

Looking back at 2018, it was a year when European corporate earnings continued to grow, while market volatility was surprisingly high. The volatility was a result of both political noise and the fear of a slowdown in global (...)

January 24

Strategy Why Merger Arbitrage should continue to do well

To navigate such unstable conditions, there is a limited range of “all weather” strategies. Merger Arbitrage and Fixed Income Arbitrage (including L/S Credit) have demonstrated their ability to navigate such a difficult year like in 2018, when most asset classes delivered (...)

January 10

Strategy In troubled markets, the dividend is what the investor remembers when he has forgotten everything

According to Eric Labbé, Thematic equity manager at CPR AM, for 2019, the high dividend strategy is therefore an advantageous alternative in the framework of defensive equity management in the context of a challenging (...)

November 2018

Strategy L/S Equity strategies bear the brunt of the turmoil

L/S Equity and Event-Driven strategies underperformed due to their elevated market beta. L/S Equity strategies also suffered due to the rotation in risk factors which saw growth/ momentum stocks underperforming value and low beta (...)

November 2018

Strategy Jupiter backs financial innovation with fund rebrand

Managed by financials veteran Guy de Blonay since 2015, the Jupiter Global Financials fund is being repositioned with the aim of continuing to take advantage of the digital transformation of the financial services sector – a structural shift the manager views as an (...)

October 2018

Strategy Disciplined bottom-up quality growth stocks outside of the usual suspects

The US bull market is officially the longest on record since World War II surpassing the 1990, 2000 and 2007 peaks. It is hard to imagine the music won’t skip a beat in the face of rising rates, shrinking central bank balance sheets, curtailing liquidity, trade spats, wage (...)

September 2018

Strategy How I learned to stop worrying and embrace the “vol”

According to Christopher Gannatti, Head of Research, WisdomTree, the lesson here for investors is the potential to embrace volatility. Where a rising VIX typically equates to a short-term equity sell-off, EM investors who have used the dips as buying opportunities (...)

September 2018

Strategy Higher volatility puts Low Beta strategies in asweet spot

With the U.S. equity market under selling pressure in early September, the MSCI World has registered its worst week since late March, down almost -1.5%.

June 2018

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 (...)

March 2018

Strategy Survival of the fittest: adapting to complex markets

With monetary tightening expected, investors will need to consider the sensitivity of their equity portfolio to sovereign bonds and protect it as far as possible through active stock selection and sector allocation.

March 2018

Strategy Time to reinforce neutral fund allocations

We think it is time to strengthen L/S Neutral funds allocation. While they faced months of challenging transversal stock rotations, we expect their environment to improve for several reasons.

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Strategy El Niño: Winds of Change for Commodity Prices?

Based on their data, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the organization responsible for identifying global weather patterns, is predicting a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through the northern hemisphere winter in 2015-2016 and (...)

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Strategy Natixis Asset Management’s outlook and investment strategies: where to get value in 2016?

Natixis Asset Management foresees growth picking up in the euro zone, aided by an everaccommodating ECB, even if global growth should remain moderate again this year...

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Strategy A smart selection process for ETFs

Logic might suggest that all ETFs replicating the same market index are themselves the same. And yet, you do not have to be an experienced ETF investor to know that this is clearly a misconception. In practice, performance can vary. It is necessary to know which objective (...)

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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 (...)

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Strategy Risk factors: taking risk budgeting one step further

An increasing number of pension funds are opting to invest in ‘alternative’ or ‘smart beta’ indices to supplement their passive management activities. Several competing methods currently exist, each with their own objectives. Analysing the risk contribution of each factor by (...)

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Strategy Inflationary pressure is not a threat to growth in emerging markets

Inflationary pressure has grown during the past months due to excess demand, excess lending, lack of supply, increasing costs for energy and a rise in food prices.

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Strategy ECB full QE

According to Jean François Robin, Analyst at Natixis, Considering that a EUR 500bn asset purchase programme was anticipated, one can expect a bull flattening and convergence trades (search for liquidity plus pooling, albeit partial) to predominate, while euro looks set to (...)

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Strategy Reducing your carbon footprint with the Low Carbon 100 Europe THEAM Easy UCITS ETF tracker

According to Sébastien Denry, Investment Specialist ETF at THEAM, the Low Carbon 100 Europe THEAM Easy UCITS ETF tracker, created in 2008, provides immediate access to major European companies at the cutting edge of their sector in terms of reducing CO2 (...)

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Strategy Currencies: The investment theme of the next decade?

A wind of change is blowing on the international monetary system, which could start a new chapter of its history. Investment Strategy Specialist at ING Investment Management, Vincent Juvyns presents current issues and explains how they can be an investment (...)

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Strategy Time to invest in Convertible Bonds? by Tarek Saber, Head of Convertible Bonds at NN Investment Partners

If you’ve been brainstorming your investment resolutions for 2016, you’re not alone. The beginning of a year is a great time to revisit your investment portfolio. So how would convertible bonds (CBs) fit into an investor’s new year’s (...)

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Strategy Philippe Aurain: "The choice of flexibility is not trivial"

According to Philippe Aurain, CEO of Fédéris MANAGEMENT, given the diversity of processes called Flexible Management; we should probably define a typology helping investors to find themselves in a multi-faceted (...)

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Strategy “Diversified Equity Factor Investing” combines four complementary factors that are loosely correlated with one another

Based on factor investment, this innovative approach capitalises on the attractive performances thus far of smart beta strategies. It is based on the combination, within the same portfolio, of four complementary factors that are loosely correlated with one another: Quality, (...)

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Strategy Volatility and absence of momentum in 2016 mean a tactical approach is needed

Volatility and absence of momentum in 2016 mean a tactical approach is needed, says Christophe Donay, Chief Strategist at Pictet Wealth Management

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Strategy JPY at risk of reversal: who wins? who loses?

JPY and Japanese equities were the outcast of the rally, in diffidence of Abenomics’ and BoJ’s chances of success. They bear a risk of a reversal ahead of the coming BoJ meetings (April 28 & June 16) and the July Upper House (...)

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Strategy Controling investment risk in commodities investment

Commodities exhibit unique characteristics including low correlations with bonds and equities and inflation-hedging abilities. These have made commodities an attractive addition to diversified portfolios and have generated growing interest in commodity (...)

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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....

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 (...)

ETF Actions américaines

Actions américaines : comment investir à ce stade du cycle ? Avec une collecte record de 16 milliards d’euros à fin août, soit 70% de la collecte totale du marché des ETF européens, les actions américaines dominent largement les flux ETF depuis le début de (...)

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