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.
March 13, 2018
With its many potential benefits, including generally low-to-no correlation to a traditional 60/40 or hedge fund portfolio, we believe an ARP strategy may serve as a core alternative solution in investors’ portfolios.
February 7, 2018
The source of the recent market disruption may not be fully understood yet, but we can reveal what it wasn’t.
September 1, 2017
This 2007 case study examines what happens when a fictional public pension plan faces an equity market slump, lower expected equity-market returns and a legislature-mandated increase in the investment portfolio’s target real rate of return.
August 21, 2017
In 2016, bond yields dropped to unprecedented low levels in major developed markets. Even in a low rate environment, we think it’s important to diversify across many return sources.
August 10, 2017
"Macro momentum has the potential to deliver strong positive returns with low correlation to traditional asset classes across macroeconomic and market environments. It may also provide diversification benefits in bear equity markets and rising yield environments. "
August 9, 2017
Is market timing an easy source of added value or a sin to be avoided? We examine the evidence and find that adding a dose of momentum is a practical way to enhance value timing strategies. Investors may benefit from a modest amount of market timing.