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.
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.
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 15, 2017
We examine the rate of return needed to deliver a comfortable retirement based on current savings rates as well as intelligent ways to construct portfolios to achieve this rate of return.