Applied Research

Factor Performance Continued to Fall Short in Q2—and Constraints Only Made Things Worse

Momentum’s recovery in Q2 was a welcome event for many factor-based investors. Unfortunately, that recovery probably wasn’t enough to pull quant managers out of the hole.

Posted 06.11.19 Melissa R. Brown, CFA

Commonly Used Portfolio Constraints Have Exacerbated Weak Results from Poor Factor Performance in 2019

After a tough end to 2018 for factor-based managers, hopes were high for a turnaround this year. Unfortunately, the turn has failed to materialize.

Posted 05.17.19 Melissa R. Brown, CFA

Axioma’s ROOF™ Scores Explained

Axioma’s ROOF™ Scores were created to quantify market sentiment—in other words, bullish or bearish?

Posted 05.10.19 Olivier d'Assier

Putting a dent in auto imports: Stress-testing the impact of US tariffs on EU cars

Much attention has been paid to the trade conflict between China and the US. There is also the threat of tariffs on car imports to the US from the EU.

Posted 05.09.19 Christoph Schon, CFA, CIPM