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Strategy Mega Mergers to keep fueling Risk Arbitrage

With risk assets back to record highs, markets are currently looking for the next catalyst that would push equities higher. But with the Fed potentially signaling a looming reduction in asset purchases at the next FOMC meeting on June 16, it seems wise to remove some risk (...)

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June 2017

Strategy Don’t give up on duration

With interest rates likely to remain low for the foreseeable future, investors continue to face the dilemma of how to achieve a good level of income while carefully managing their risk exposure.

May 2017

Strategy Should we still play reflation trades?

Since Donald Trump was elected, investors have gradually been reassured on their fears on deflation, growth in emerging markets, and uncertainties on the euro area, which had dented appetite for risk between end-October 2015 and mid-February 2016. They therefore played the (...)

May 2017

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 (...)

May 2017

Strategy How can we extract value from bond markets?

According to Pascal Gilbert, Head of Fixed Income, La Française, Bond markets are facing historically low yields, and this ongoing situation leaves, in theory, little room for a further appreciation in bond prices.

April 2017

Strategy Low volatility, the hidden factor

Robert Haugen, who discovered the low-volatility anomaly in 1972, wrote numerous articles and books to try to popularise what he called the ‘hidden factor’. To some extent, it was only the advent of smart beta investment strategies that turned his dream into reality, as low (...)

April 2017

Strategy Momentum, the unloved factor

Momentum is unloved: being a good follower is rarely seen as a strength, and few asset managers would brag about using momentum as an investment factor, even though they know that ‘the trend is your friend’. Part of this unpopularity comes from the fact that momentum is a (...)

April 2017

Strategy CPR Invest - Global disruptive opportunities, disruptive forces at work for healthcare

Interaction between conventional medical research and the high tech industry has led to considerable progress in healthcare in recent years. faster and more effective treatments are in this way able to reduce costs.

April 2017

Strategy Quality, the positive factor

Quality is positive: it is about good companies that are efficient at managing their businesses profitably, creating shareholder value and being rewarded with above average returns. Yet, quality is not always easy to recognise or measure. Here are a few pointers for avoiding (...)

April 2017

Strategy Trade war risk fades, for now

We see a reduced near-term risk of trade wars, as President Donald Trump’s White House appears to have softened its stance toward both the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and China. This could benefit emerging markets (...)

April 2017

Strategy Policy uncertainty vs economic certainty

Policy uncertainty was recently been at the highest levels we have ever seen. However spreads have remained relatively tight and volatility was close to record low levels. The cash bond market is still trading in a tight range in the past couple of months and implied vols (...)

April 2017

Strategy How Do Hedge Funds Position Ahead of the Atypical French Elections?

Hedge funds generated alpha last week. Global Macro funds outperformed thanks to higher dollar and oil prices. Amid slightly negative global equities, L/S Equity funds succeeded in extracting excess returns, especially in Europe through relative (...)

March 2017

Strategy Value, the obvious factor

All famous investors from Benjamin Graham to Warren Buffet have, first and foremost, been fervent advocates of value investing. Value can be assessed in very diverse ways and value investing can also suffer from some drawbacks. Here are a few pointers for understanding value (...)

March 2017

Strategy Buying the oil dip

A recent drop in energy-related assets looks to be overdone. We believe this creates opportunities in selected energy equities and credit — even as we see oil prices trading mostly sideways in the near term.

March 2017

Strategy What are the appropriate investment strategies in today’s volatile market?

Macro-economic figures are currently strong almost everywhere in the World. The ISM index is back to its local high in the US, PMI indices are also well oriented in Europe, China has stopped being a concern and even Japan’s growth seems to be coming back, albeit (...)

March 2017

Strategy Four picks for investors following last week

Equities and bonds strengthened worldwide, but the dollar weakened because of the Fed’s more dovish tone on future rate rises. Whilst now at 1%, there is the suggestion another two rate rises will happen in 2017, this is still below some of the market’s more fearful (...)

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Strategy The call spread strategy funded by a put is popular!

According to Antoine Deix, Dividend Strategist at BNP Paribas, dividend derivatives are greatly democratized since futures and options were listed respectively in 2008 and 2010. These products now cover all types of investors (...)

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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 Quality, the positive factor

Quality is positive: it is about good companies that are efficient at managing their businesses profitably, creating shareholder value and being rewarded with above average returns. Yet, quality is not always easy to recognise or measure. Here are a few pointers for avoiding (...)

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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 Event-Driven stays alluring despite the SPAC slowdown

Event-Driven strategies saw exciting developments in recent quarters, in a context where global M&A volumes saw the strongest start to the year ever. Global M&A volumes, close to USD 1.5 trillion year-to-date, were fueled by a flurry of U.S. acquisitions and Special (...)

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Strategy Subordinated debt – worth a look for yield-starved investors

Bonds yield little, while equities are not particularly cheap. Against that unappealing backdrop, looking beyond the beaten track for alternatives may prove rewarding. Anthony Smouha, CEO of Geneva-based Atlanticomnium, explains why he believes that junior debt could be an (...)

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Strategy Going neutral on equities

It is time to take a neutral stance on equities as company earnings don’t keep up with share price rises and volatility is expected to get worse, says Robeco’s head of asset allocation.

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Strategy Risk factor investing explained

Risk factor investing is growing in popularity, but there’s a risk of getting lost in the factor “zoo”. In this Expert Opinion Thierry Roncalli, Head of Quantitative Research at Lyxor Asset Management, explains the concept of risk factors and distinguishes between facts and (...)

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Strategy The Euro’s Survival and traditional asset classes prospects for 2012

On the basis of the survival «in fine» of the Euro through a constrained and massive indirect monetization from the ECB, what are the expectations for 2012 on foreign exchange, short-term rates, long-term rates and (...)

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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 Japan Could Win a Medal in the Recovery Race

A strong manufacturing base and changing attitudes toward shareholder value could mean the world’s capital heads to Japan, even if the world’s sports fans cannot. The analysis of Erik L. Knutzen, CFA, CAIA, Chief Investment Officer—Multi-Asset Class, Neuberger (...)

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Strategy 7-8% return in the high yield corporate bond market in 2011 ?

According to Ian Edmonds, manager of the Legg Mason Western Asset Global Multi Strategy Bond Fund, falling default rates, increased M&A activity and surging supply should drive strong returns in the high yield corporate bond market in (...)

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Strategy Frontier markets no riskier than emerging markets

According to new Research Foundation of CFA Institute book, Frontier Market Equity Investing: Finding the Winners of the Future, valuations are more attractive and, therefore, opportunity for future returns is greater in frontier (...)

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Strategy Jean-Louis Nakamura and Jérôme Teiletche : «risk-parity portfolios provide real diversification »

According to Jean-Louis Nakamura, CIO Asset Allocation and Jerome Teiletche, Head of Systematic Strategies and Alternative Portfolio Construction at Lombard Odier, the Risk parity approach is a growing interest to pension funds (...)

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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 (...)

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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 (...)

Actions Thématiques - Special Disruption

Actions Thématiques - Special Disruption - La pandémie du Covid 19, accélérateur de la disruption sur le long terme : En quelques semaines, l’innovation s’est accélérée, les taux d’adoption à de nouveaux usages ont explosé : télémédecine, apprentissage à distance, loisirs confinés… (...)

Special Investissement Responsable

Special Investissement Responsable - A quoi correspond le S de ESG ? Qu’est-ce que l’Investissement Responsable ? Qu’est-ce que l’Impact Investing ? Quelle action aurais-je en tant qu’investisseur ?

Qu’est-ce que la Blue Economy ?

Blue Economy - L’économie bleue (« Blue Economy ») est considérée comme l’un des prochains thèmes porteurs de la finance responsable d’après une étude réalisée par l’organisme Responsible Investor.

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