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

“If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, then you don’t understand it yourself” Albert Einstein

This quote from the famed physicist pretty much sums-up how 45% of Asian Institutional investors (and I) feel about some active quant strategies. 

Posted 01.25.18 Olivier d'Assier

Smart Beta versus Dumb Alpha

In “An Aussie sense of style”, we take a look at the inherent compromise between delivering target factor purity versus maximizing factor exposure.

Posted 01.17.18 Olivier d'Assier

The downside of too little downside risk

What’s in a Crash? Axioma Head of Applied Research for APAC, Olivier d'Assier, explores whether an apparent lack of risk is risk in and of itself.

Posted 01.11.18 Olivier d'Assier

Keep Calm and Consult your Magic Eight Ball

It is the time of year for glass ball predictions. Are we are witnessing irrational exuberance in the markets, and will it come to an abrupt end?

Posted 12.15.17 Olivier d'Assier

Who the Vix Cares?

You know the world has gone mad when the probability of losses increases and yet investors double down!  

Posted 11.22.17 Olivier d'Assier