May 8, 2019
What is ESG? AQR and the UN PRI collaborated to propose a framework of the approaches and terms necessary to have an informed discussion and investment policy on responsible investment, grounded in both responsible asset selection and responsible ownership.
April 23, 2019
We present a framework for understanding the drivers of trend-following returns and show that recent performance challenges are primarily due to muted moves across global markets rather than a change in trend following’s ability to translate market trends into profits.
April 16, 2019
We explore the benefits of combining two approaches to Global Macro investing – one systematic and the other opportunistic – into a single integrated strategy.
April 5, 2019
A guide to tax-aware relaxed constraint strategies that also tries to enlighten investors on the nuances around tax benefits by comparing different tax-aware strategies with an equity beta of one.
January 31, 2019
We try to demystify the risk and return of private real estate, considering theoretical arguments, historical average returns, and forward-looking yield-based analysis.
January 31, 2019
We lay out a framework for expected returns for private equity that is based on a discounted cashflow framework similar to what we use for public stocks and bonds.
September 19, 2018
We use live data of trend-focused managers starting in 2000 via the SG Trend Index to contextualize recent performance and to re-affirm the merits of the strategy.
September 17, 2018
We offer guidance on understanding transactions costs, including a discussion of the practical aspects of measuring them and the pitfalls one might face when trying to compare costs across managers.
May 11, 2018
The volatility risk premium (VRP) represents the compensation that investors earn for providing protection against market losses. We explain the reasons why it may exist and explore its historical performance with a simple option-selling strategy.
Style Investing and Tax Efficiency: Building a More Tax Efficient Global Equity Portfolio for Australian Investors
May 1, 2018
We evaluate the performance of long-only style-based equity strategies after accounting for taxes. We and find that style investing can be efficiently implemented in a tax-aware manner for Australian investors.