Given the necessity of research and development within the healthcare industry, it has always been a sector that has been rife with innovation. But how are new digital tools like big data, AI, and predictive analytics affecting change within healthcare and other sectors?
There are powerful forces changing the quantitative communities around the world. These include heavy competition in asset management, a desperate need to stand-out in an overcrowded field and readily available datasets and coding libraries.
Traditional, long only portfolios will naturally access risk premia through exposures to the equity risk premium and the bond term premium. Alternative Risk Premia strategies seek to harvest other types of risk premia, often utilising both long and short exposures. Wellington Management describes these strategies as falling into four broad categories - trend, carry, convergence, and…
Investors are suddenly much more concerned about the political transition in Argentina. The country’s stock of debt is large but not unmanageable, with a path to avoid default and to boost growth in sight.
Since the Global Financial Crisis, hedge fund fee structures have been changing dramatically. Performance hasn’t been what it was leading up to the financial crisis, so many managers have been forced to slash their fees in order to attract capital. However, hedge fund fees aren’t the primary concern of investors because managers who continue to outperform their peers aren’t…
The transition from LIBOR to SOFR has been slow. We present some key reasons for the delay in SOFR’s broader integration into markets. Important bottlenecks include lags in the evolution of SOFR-based swaps and derivatives markets and in the development of a term SOFR structure.
Europe works best, as the old quip has it, with the Russians out, the Germans down, and the Americans in. Today’s new European order has the Russians up, the Germans on the way down, the Americans potentially bowing out, Britons struggling toward Brexit – and France rising.
A new paper looks at how hedge funds adjust their information acquisition and trading behavior as analyst coverage changes—and more specifically, when certain stocks cease to be covered by certain analysts.
Over the 15-year period ending March 31, 2019, the biggest 25% of active large-cap equity funds managed about 90% of all the assets under management (AUM) held in active large-cap equity funds. This may suggest that investors’ fund selections skew toward larger funds. But is bigger always better? This topic has been widely debated: although larger funds may be able to hire more skilled fund…
Cathay Pacific shares were choppy in opening trade on Monday after the shock exit of CEO Rupert Hogg, as the airline grapples with mounting Chinese scrutiny over the involvement of some of its staff in anti-government protests in Hong Kong.
KIA reportedly made "calculated exits" from investments it felt were vulnerable to a downturn in global financial markets The post Kuwait sovereign fund in portfolio shift on signs of global economic weakness appeared first on Gulf Business.
Iran has warned the United States against any new attempt to seize an Iranian oil tanker in open seas after it left Gibraltar, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on state television on Monday.