This is the third opus in a series of collected research articles. Earlier volumes focused on low volatility investing and factor-based investing, mostly in the equity market. This time, we look beyond the stock market and expand our analysis to include other major asset classes.
In our articles, we provide strong and robust evidence supporting the presence of factor premiums in the multi-asset space. In particular, we show that return factors, such as momentum, value and carry, work not only within individual asset classes, like equity indices, bond indices, currencies and commodities, but also more broadly across asset classes.
The main takeaway is that quantitative strategies backed by robust economic rationale, or factors, offer attractive returns across the board (‘everywhere’). In other words, factor investing, or systematically harvesting academically proven sources of performance, works with all major asset classes.
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