North America: +1 212-991-4500
Europe: +44 (0)20 7856 2424
Asia: +852-8203-2790
Office Locations & Contacts

Client Login Client Login

Axioma Press Releases

Stress-Testing Capabilities and New Macroeconomic Model Strengthen Axioma Portfolio Analytics v 7.6

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

NEW YORK, March 4 — Axioma, a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction, today announced the launch of Axioma Portfolio Analytics v 7.6, with enhanced stress-testing capabilities and access to Axioma’s new US Macroeconomic Equity Factor Risk Model, giving users an unprecedented array of options for portfolio analysis.

“The new capabilities in 7.6 open doors to a whole new range of choices for risk analysis and performance attribution,” said Mark Cushey, Director of Product Management. “Using 7.6 in conjunction with our new Macroeconomic Model allows clients to approach their investment process with more information and insight, resulting in both improved understanding of the sources of portfolio returns and better control over risk exposures.” Read more…

Axioma: The Year in Risk 2013 - A Peak and a Slide

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Developing and Emerging Markets Continue to Decouple in 2013

NEW YORK, January 28 —Mid-year anxiety over both Fed tapering and slowing growth in China, plus worries about the impact of the US government shutdown, drove market risk to a peak in the second quarter of 2013, but it was all downhill after that, with levels of risk in most markets ending the year lower than where they started, according to an analysis of 2013 trends in risk by Axioma, Inc., a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction.

“Although it was ‘risk off’ for many investors at mid-year, large cap US stocks ended up having their best year since 2003, despite the government shutdown, with consumer discretionary stocks leading the way,” said Melissa Brown, Senior Director of Applied Research at Axioma. “Relatively safe utilities brought up the rear of US sectors, albeit with positive return that might have looked quite strong in a different environment.” Read more…

Axioma Enters Multi-Asset Class Space with Launch of Axioma Risk

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

NEW YORK, October 22—Axioma today announced its entry into the multi-asset class risk space with the introduction of Axioma Risk, a next-generation risk-management platform for risk officers, portfolio managers, asset owners and consultants.

Sebastian Ceria, PhD, Axioma’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a watershed initiative for Axioma. We built this company on a foundation of innovation and superior customer service. We leveraged these attributes to create and deliver portfolio-construction tools and risk models that set new industry standards for performance and flexibility in the equities space. We are now leveraging those same attributes to support Axioma’s ambitious expansion into the multi-asset class risk space.”
Read more…

Axioma and Credit Suisse’s HOLT Business Launch Integrated Offering

Monday, September 16th, 2013

NEW YORK, September 16 —Axioma and Credit Suisse today announced that Axioma is now integrating and redistributing HOLT’s fundamental-factor data within Axioma Portfolio Analytics, the company’s expanding set of portfolio risk and return analytics.
Read more…

Risk Turns Upward after Five Consecutive Quarterly Declines

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

NEW YORK, July 22—Risk reversed course in the second quarter of 2013, turning upward after five consecutive quarters of declining volatility, according to Axioma Insight: Quarterly Risk Review, a report on the state of risk in publicly traded equity markets around the globe.

Read more…

Axioma and CSI Launch an Innovative Suite of Optimized Factor Indices for the China A-Share Market

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

SINGAPORE / HONG KONG / SHANGHAI, July 3, 2013 — Axioma, Inc., a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction, and China Securities Index (CSI), a leading provider of equity benchmarks, today announced the launch of six innovative factor indices on China’s A-share market. The launch is an important step in the ongoing development of China’s equity market.

Read more…

Market Risk Trends Down for Fifth Consecutive Quarter: Axioma Report Points to “Whiffs of Change,” But Sees No Definitive Signs of Trouble Ahead

Monday, April 29th, 2013

NEW YORK, April 29—Risk declined in the first quarter of 2013, the fifth consecutive quarter in which overall risk levels trended downward, according to Axioma Insight: Quarterly Risk Review, a report on the state of risk in publicly traded equity markets around the globe.

Read more…

Risk Continued to Ease in Fourth Quarter — Axioma Insight Quarterly Risk Review Sees No Signs of Turmoil Ahead

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

NEW YORK, January 31—Risk continued to ease in the fourth quarter of 2012, on the heels of a sharp drop in the third quarter, with no signs of a reversal ahead, according to Axioma Insight Quarterly Risk Review, a comprehensive reference on the state of investment markets for portfolio managers, risk managers, and other investment professionals.

Read more…

BlueCrest Selects Axioma’s Robust Risk Models

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Large Alternative Asset Manager Chooses Axioma to Provide Risk Data for Systematic Equity Strategies

LONDON, September 4, 2012—Axioma, a leading provider of decision support, risk analysis, portfolio rebalancing and performance attribution tools, today announced that BlueCrest Capital Management LLP, a leading alternative asset manager with more than $32 billion in assets under management, has selected Axioma’s Robust Risk Models™ for use in its systematic equity strategies.
Read more…

Trends in Risk and Correlations Remained Subdued in the Second Quarter, Despite Increased Concerns Over Europe and Fear of Global Contagion

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Axioma’s Quarterly Risk Review Points to a Decoupling of Spain and Greece

NEW YORK, July 24—Despite challenging market conditions driven by renewed concerns over the fate of Europe, changes in risk were relatively subdued in the second quarter, as increased short-term risk was countered by a decrease in medium-term risk, according to the latest edition of Axioma’s Quarterly Risk Review, a comprehensive reference on the state of investment markets for portfolio managers, risk managers and other investment professionals. Read more…