Applied Research

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

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