Cloud native vs. cloud hosted: The differences are big…and they matter

The cloud is “in.” But dig a little deeper, and you find that firms have simply switched to a cloud-hosted infrastructure, rather than a thoroughly modern cloud-native environment.

Posted 03.13.19 Axioma

The impact of Fed policy on portfolio risk and diversification

As the latest US rate-hiking cycle enters its final phase, market participants are paying ever-closer attention to comments and actions of Federal Reserve Bank officials.

Posted 02.21.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

Finding Opportunities with Axioma’s Asia Pacific ex-Japan Model

A study of style factor returns for Axioma’s Asia ex-Japan (APxJP) fundamental variant risk model reveals some potential investment opportunities for factor-based managers investing in the region.

Posted 02.20.19 Melissa R. Brown, CFA

Are the wheels coming off the volatility cycle?

If the last three months of market volatility seem eerily familiar, it is because they are.

Posted 02.15.19 Olivier d'Assier

Building “Smart Beta” Strategies for China A Shares Using the New AXCN4 China Equity Risk Model

Global index vendors have spent much attention in recent years on the possible inclusion of Chinese A Shares in their investible benchmarks.

Posted 02.14.19 Axioma

Is Passive Becoming Active? Factors to Consider

As factor index investing continues to expand the choices available to investors, is it still a truly passive strategy, or is it active?

Posted 02.11.19 Hamish Seegopaul