Industry Insights

The Systematic Asset Allocation Lego blocks

We’ve all heard them before – ‘Smart Beta,’ ‘Risk Premia,’ ‘Strategic Beta,’ ‘Factor Investing,’ ‘Thematic Strategies’ – words that now seem to headline many investment discussions, industry commentary and panel presentations.

Posted 07.20.17 Alessandro Michelini

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but an old risk model does

Investors have been talking about risk ever since the first time one of them got a forecast wrong.

Posted 05.23.17 Olivier d'Assier

Beware of taking labels at face value

Although many exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have similar names, they are unlikely to deliver similar returns.

Posted 05.16.17 Sebastian Ceria

Are low volatility readings capturing a sense of calm or foreboding?

Last Friday, the Vix – often referred to as the “fear gauge” – declined 6.6% in a single day to close the week at 10.1.

Posted 05.04.17 Olivier d'Assier