Olivier d'Assier - Managing Director, Applied Research - APAC

Olivier d'Assier is Head of Applied Research, APAC, for Axioma and is responsible for generating unique regional insights into risk trends by leveraging and analyzing Axioma's vast data on market and portfolio risk. d'Assier's research helps clients and prospects better understand and adapt to the evolving risk environment in Asia Pacific. 

Most recent articles by Olivier d'Assier

When Are Two Risk Models Better Than One? Always.

“Risk” is a word everybody uses, but almost no one can describe with clarity. 

Posted 03.21.18 Olivier d'Assier

Let’s get smart about Smart Beta

Despite the newly popular moniker "Smart Beta", quants have been doing this for decades.

Posted 03.09.18 Olivier d'Assier

An alternative to “Go Big or Go Home”

Greed is far more than a footnote in economic theory. In fact, it is such an affliction of the human mind that we keep discovering related versions and giving it new names. 

Posted 03.06.18 Olivier d'Assier

“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, then you don’t understand it yourself” Albert Einstein

This quote from the famed physicist pretty much sums-up how 45% of Asian Institutional investors (and I) feel about some active quant strategies. 

Posted 01.25.18 Olivier d'Assier

Smart Beta versus Dumb Alpha

In “An Aussie sense of style”, we take a look at the inherent compromise between delivering target factor purity versus maximizing factor exposure.

Posted 01.17.18 Olivier d'Assier