Most recent articles by Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM
Minimum Variance: A Leg Up on Geopolitical Risk?
In our latest paper, we examined the impact of recent market risk events on a range of STOXX® minimum-variance indices vis-à-vis their corresponding global and regional broad benchmarks.
The Fed’s ‘insurance’ cut? Not cutting it…
The 25-basis point downward move in the Federal Funds Rate target range at the end of July was meant to be an ‘insurance’ cut to support the US economy.
Stress-testing the impact of a ‘deal’ Brexit
With Boris Johnson finally in Downing Street, a ‘no-deal’ exit seems like a foregone conclusion. But is it? Here’s what could happen in case of a ‘deal’ Brexit.
Will a Fed rate cut support markets? At first, yes, but…
Markets consider a Fed rate cut on July 31 a foregone conclusion, though how share prices will react may depend on the size and the underlying reason.
Weak economy, strong markets? – The German recession anomaly
Despite a steady stream of bad economic news, European stock markets just posted their best half-year performance in almost 10 years - the disconnect most notable in Germany.