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 the Asia Pacific.

Most recent articles by Olivier d'Assier

Risk-On/Risk-Off and the Schrödinger Quadrant

The stock market’s version of the Ellsberg paradox states that investors exhibit ambiguity aversion, in the sense that they prefer risks with known probability measures over risks with unknown ones. Since the probability measure governing future stock market prices is clearly unknown, we can conclude that market volatility is a reflection of investors’ aversion to both risk and ambiguity ...

Posted 04.10.19 Olivier d'Assier

Are the wheels coming off the volatility cycle?

If the last three months of market volatility seem eerily familiar, it is because they are.

Posted 02.15.19 Olivier d'Assier

Harvesting Dividend Yield in China

The attraction to dividend yield’s defensive qualities in times of bear markets is well documented, but does this still hold for an emerging market like China? And if so, how can we harvest it? We set out to answer these questions using our latest China fundamental factor model.

Posted 01.10.19 Olivier d'Assier

7 things you need to know about risk for 2019

For the first time in a decade, risk-free assets are competing on par with risky assets and perhaps more favorably if looking at current levels of volatility.

Posted 12.13.18 Olivier d'Assier

Mirror, mirror on the wall, will 2019 be the fairest of them all?

It's that time of year - strategists polish their crystal ball in an effort to extract from scraps of evidence a self-evident truth about things yet to come to life.

Posted 11.27.18 Olivier d'Assier