Risk-On/Risk-Off and the Schrödinger Quadrant

The stock market’s version of the Ellsberg paradox states that investors exhibit ambiguity aversion, in the sense that they prefer risks with known probability measures over risks with unknown ...

Posted 04.10.19 Olivier d'Assier

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

A Tough First Quarter for Systematic Managers?

According to the returns for Axioma’s factors, the first quarter of 2019 was probably a tough one for many systematic, factor-based investors, especially those investing in the US. Across ...

Posted 04.02.19 Melissa R. Brown, CFA

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

Who Wins and Who Loses, if Gold Keeps Rising?

If gold continues to rise, as equities fall in a “risk-off” environment, who are the likely winners and losers?

Posted 03.26.19 Diana R. Rudean, PhD