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Understand how factor premiums impact performance
Pioneers in factor investing

Understand how factor premiums impact performance

Numerous academic studies suggest that harvesting well-rewarded factor premiums, like value, low volatility, quality or momentum enhances returns in the long run. The one that has received most attention in recent years is the low volatility factor.

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The low risk anomaly is one of the most fascinating paradoxes of all time as it defeats classic investment theories. Low risk stocks historically beat high risk ones going back well over eighty years over 18 times their returns.

  • 2006 we start pioneering
    Proven track record
  • > AUD 27 billion assets under management
    As per December 2016
  • 3 factors
    Enhanced approach to avoid pitfalls
Five concerns with low volatility index ETFs
Research

Five concerns with low volatility index ETFs

Equity investors have a choice between active low volatility managers and low volatility index ETFs. Index strategies offer a transparent and often cheaper alternative to active low volatility investing, but in our view this comes with several drawbacks.

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Pioneers in Factor Investing

Challenges you may face when implementing factor investing – and how to tackle them

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Emerging Conservative Equities

Capture the equity premium in emerging markets with potentially lower downside risk.

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Global DM Conservative Equities

Aiming to achieve global developed equity returns at an expected lower level of downside risk.

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‘Only in hindsight you will see the benefits of low vol-investing’
‘Only in hindsight you will see the benefits of low vol-investing’
In our latest podcast, Pim van Vliet, head of Global Conservative Equities, talks about the merits of low volatility investing.
29-04-2019 | Podcast
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Factors are a permanent feature of financial markets
Are factor premiums here to stay?
12-04-2019 | Insight
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
Enabling insurers to achieve capital-efficient returns
The majority of assets owned by insurers are invested in investment grade fixed income.
11-04-2019 | Insight
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