Factor Investing - the best papers from 2017 Q3
Factor Investing continues to grow its share of assets under management. Some investors see factor investing as a value added alternative to passive investing. Others see it as a low risk, low cost approach to active management. Either way, there
Pensioenfonds ING, a corporate pension fund based in the Netherlands with approximated EUR28 million and nearly 70,000 participants, has selected Robeco, a global asset management firm, as a partner in its sustainable investments policy.
As China’s financial institutions gear up to operate under a new regulatory regime for the RMB 100 trillion ($14 trillion) asset management industry, authorities have clarified rules about the types of investment they will be able to offer customers, reported Caixin. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and banking and securities watchdogs have jointly released draft […]
The Top 10 White Papers on Volatility
Over the last 12 months, equity markets have exhibited unusually low volatility, despite a challenging economic and political backdrop. Why is this? Or is it an illusion? Nikko argues that risk has moved away from the centre of the probability distribution,
Rise of the Machines? AI and Big Data in Asset Management
The digital data explosion and recent refinements in both artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning techniques present both challenges and opportunities across the entire asset management value chain. Despite significant media co
The Best Asset Allocation Papers - Q2 2018
Don't put all your eggs in one basket - unless it's this particular basket of white papers. Here we have a selection of the most interesting strategic and tactical asset allocation papers submitted to Savvy Investor in recent months.
Willis Towers Watson has today released research highlighting the increased importance of emerging market debt (EMD) with ever larger allocations from asset owners and continuing attractive return potential.
Should Gold be considered an Institutional Asset Class in its own right?
This week, the gold price has hit five-year highs, in tandem with 10Y US Treasury yields falling back below 2% for the first time since November 2016.
Should asset allocators re-examine the possibility of hol
Recent white papers on equity portfolio management
Were you thrown off by the recent GICS reclassification and the advent of the new communications services sector? Are you perhaps looking to replicate exposures to certain asset classes (or derivatives) through the use of ETFs? Are you th
White Papers for EM Investors, Allocators and Fund Managers
Since our May 2016 blog post, "Have Emerging Markets bottomed?" the MSCI EM Index has gained around 20%. Are Emerging Market Equities still a solid overweight?
The first two papers below explore the outlook for EM Equities. The next
Fixed Income White Papers in Q2 2018
The following list of papers discuss a host of fixed income topic-matter, including sector outlooks for high yield, multi-asset credit, and the European NPL market.
Also herein, Robeco examines the term "premium" - will it bounce back to pre-QE levels as
Institutional investors should consider factor investing as a strategic decision, according to a new paper from Dirk Broeders at Maastricht University and Kristy Jansen from Tilburg University.
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