Safe-haven assets rally as geopolitical tensions rise

Last week, we saw safe-haven assets rally- the gold price shot up by over 2%, while 10-year benchmark yields in the US, the Eurozone and the UK dropped.

Posted 08.14.17 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

What's Trending in Investment Risk Management?

It is critical that risk professionals have a keen understanding of market trends and their implications for portfolio management, optimization, risk assessment and regulatory compliance.

Posted 06.20.17 Steve Mann

Anticipation and Expectation: What today’s risk analytics are all about

In this article, we outline four critical pillars of modern risk management systems, and we discuss the opportunities for risk teams that get it right.

Posted 07.06.17 Steve Mann

I am shocked – shocked – to hear that impeachment talk is going on in this market!

I recently attended a large quant conference in Hong Kong during which I overheard some of the participants discussing what the recent political noise out of the US could mean.

Posted 06.22.17 Olivier d'Assier

Tight credit spreads: should you be worried?

Recent surveys by CFA UK and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) highlight a growing nervousness among investors about the impact of further Fed rate hikes on fixed income assets.

Posted 05.24.17 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

Brazil’s Risk Jumped, But Did Not Breach Historical High Levels

We find that Brazil’s risk, while up sharply, is no higher than it has been in recent years, nor is its overall contribution to risk.  

Posted 05.26.17 Melissa Brown, CFA