Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM - Executive Director of Applied Research

Christoph Schon is the Executive Director, Applied Research for EMEA at Axioma, where he generates insights into recent risk trends with a particular focus on fixed income and multi-asset class analysis. Christoph has been in the portfolio risk and performance analysis space for more than 10 years, having previously worked for Lehman Brothers/Barclays POINT and UBS Delta.

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.

Posted 10.07.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

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.

Posted 09.13.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

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.

Posted 07.31.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

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.

Posted 07.24.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

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.

Posted 07.19.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM