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

What to Expect from the SEC in 2019…

The SEC continues to use technology and human capital to stay ahead of not only systemic risks, but the risks to which all investors are exposed.

Posted 02.04.19 Denis Tarpey

Why is the US risk contribution suddenly so big?

In our recent Q4 2018 Risk Review webinar and research paper, we noted a sharp increase in the US’s contribution to overall risk in global developed-markets equity benchmarks. 

Posted 01.28.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

5 things to look out for ahead of a yield curve inversion

Fears of an impending yield curve inversion have been somewhat mitigated thanks to the recent downward revision of rate forecasts by a number of Federal Open Market Committee members.

Posted 01.25.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

Recessions, Expansions and Factor Performance: Not Much of a Factor-Timing Strategy

Given the recent inversion of the yield curve, and with companies like Apple guiding earnings estimates down, there’s more than just a whiff of a recession in the air.

Posted 01.18.19 Melissa R. Brown, CFA

Asset correlations and portfolio risk: what a difference a quarter makes

The last quarter of 2018 witnessed dramatic changes in the risk environment and multi-asset class correlations.

Posted 01.16.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM