Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM - Executive Director of Applied Research

Christoph Schon is the Executive Director, Applied Research for EMEA at Axioma, where he generates insights into recent risk trends with a particular focus on fixed income and multi-asset class analysis. Christoph has been in the portfolio risk and performance analysis space for more than 10 years, having previously worked for Lehman Brothers/Barclays POINT and UBS Delta.

Most recent articles by Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM

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

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

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

Yellow Vest contagion: do the bond markets care?

With the Yellow Vest protests, the risk premium of French governments over their German peers is now the widest it has been since the run-up to the presidential election.

Posted 12.14.18 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM