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 Asia Pacific. 

Most recent articles by Olivier d'Assier

Inspire your Investors by Turning Static Risk Reporting into Storytelling

The basic building blocks of risk reporting are the portfolio’s combined exposures to a set of pre-defined (in the case of Fundamental factor models) risk factors.

Posted 05.02.18 Olivier d'Assier

There are no stunt doubles in investing, so know the odds before you invest.

An investor may have a high level of investment skill but perform poorly because he does not conceive of investing as distinct from gambling. 

Posted 04.19.18 Olivier d'Assier

When Are Two Risk Models Better Than One? Always.

“Risk” is a word everybody uses, but almost no one can describe with clarity. 

Posted 03.21.18 Olivier d'Assier

Let’s get smart about Smart Beta

Despite the newly popular moniker "Smart Beta", quants have been doing this for decades.

Posted 03.09.18 Olivier d'Assier

An alternative to “Go Big or Go Home”

Greed is far more than a footnote in economic theory. In fact, it is such an affliction of the human mind that we keep discovering related versions and giving it new names. 

Posted 03.06.18 Olivier d'Assier