Smart beta investing remains a hot topic in our industry’s forums, conferences and specialist journals. However, what began as a […]
In 2016, for the first time since equity markets bottomed in March 2009, the outperformance of equities relative to bonds […]
Perspectives for economic growth in 2016: a mixed bag… In 2015 economic growth extended the weak and halting trend in […]
2015 was an underwhelming year for emerging market equities. There was wide dispersion between the returns of individual markets, with […]
The end of the year is often a time of lists. It is also a time to look back as […]
Technological advances over the last 30 years have threatened the use of print publications as the world goes digital.
Bruno Crinon explains how he sees foreign exchange markets as inefficient by nature, stating that systematic strategies can exploit these inefficiences.
Andy Haldane questions whether technology – particularly automation – will, in the near future, have a greater effect on the labour market than in the past.
Forecasts for 2016 suggest difficulty in the retail industry in the coming quarters, before a more encouraging end to the year.
Behavioural psychology studies are doubting whether portfolio manager with their own skills, analysing market environments can outperform simple algorithms.
The Axioma Quant Forum in London was visited by 150 investment professionals from asset management companies, institutional investors and investment banks.
Raul Leote de Carvalho explains how smart beta strategies are on the way out, proposing a three-step approach to factor investing as the way forward.
An overview of the Inquire Europe and UK joint Conference in Athens on 4 to 6 October 2015.
Since the early 1980s, there is clear evidence of a steady decline in real interest rates largely linked to the residential real estate market.
Volatility control is best done systematically and with great discipline, but keeping the mechanism relevant for investors is a human‘s job.
China’s recent renminbi devaluation should not be seen as the latest policy tool in dealing with weak growth and deflation pressures, argues economist Chi Lo.
A more detailed grasp of the sources of economic risk could help a portfolio manager adjust allocation of risk sources as and when required.
Understanding the factors that support or weaken a pension fund’s funding ratio is important since it forms the basis of […]