There’s no quant crisis in credits
Quant strategies have performed well in credits.
01-04-2021 | Insight
Spring has to come simply because economic fundamentals require it
How do you perceive the quant equity winter?
26-02-2021 | Interview
The quant equity crisis of 2018-2020: Cornered by ‘big growth’
The 2018-2020 quant equity crisis posed an exceptional challenge to quantitative managers due to a rare combination of circumstances.
16-02-2021 | Research
What’s up with Momentum?
Momentum had its ‘shot of momentum’ in 2020.
04-02-2021 | Insight
When equity factors drop their shorts
How can you best construct an equity market neutral portfolio using a factor-investing approach?
01-02-2021 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Do big data and AI herald a new dawn for quant?
Factor investing is based on decades of publicly available empirical studies.
11-01-2021 | Insight
Investment outlook 2021: a great year for risky assets
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Has Low Volatility lost its mojo?
2020 has been a difficult year for Low Volatility investors and this year’s performance has been truly challenging, amounting to a period of soul searching.
21-12-2020 | Insight
Investors should always strive to understand observed performance
Mathijs van Dijk is Professor of Financial Markets at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
02-12-2020 | Interview
Quant solutions must look beyond the most conventional factors
Quant strategies have come under pressure over the past two years.
24-11-2020 | Interview
Long read: Why I am more bullish than ever on quant
Following more than two years of quant strategies generally underperforming sharply, investors are questioning whether quantitative investing is still viable.
11-11-2020 | Column
Factor investing – going beyond Fama and French
There is more to factor investing than the standard academic factors, says Head of Quant Research David Blitz.
02-11-2020 | 5-Year outlook
Restoring the battered Value factor in equities
The recent dreadful performance of the academic Value equity factor has been a blow for many investors.
20-10-2020 | Insight
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Will Value survive the quant winter?
The Value factor posted excellent returns over the first decade of the century.
01-09-2020 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Should sustainability be considered a factor?
Factor investing and sustainability can make a good combination.
20-07-2020 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Should you time your factor exposures?
The debate on whether investors should tactically time their factor exposures is almost as old as the discovery of factors.
22-06-2020 | Insight
Solving the sustainable investment dilemma
Combining quant and sustainable investing efficiently requires expertise.
25-05-2020 | Interview
Podcast: Some factors are more equal than others
Is Value broken?
14-05-2020 | Podcast
Now more than ever, it’s time to think outside the Fama-French factor box
2010-2019 was a lost decade for the Fama-French factors.
28-04-2020 | Research
How to navigate the equity ‘factor zoo’
The number of equity factors reported in the academic literature has exploded.
27-03-2020 | Research
Enhanced indexing solutions for insurers
Over the past decade, investors have operated a massive shift from actively managed strategies into passive ones.
26-03-2020 | Insight
When markets get tough, quants stick with their factors
As rules-based investors, quant investors exploit human reactions to market movements.
19-03-2020 | Video
Factor investing debates: Are fees the most important variable in product selection?
To choose a product, investors tend to rely on a few easy-to-grasp variables, like recent performance and, increasingly, fees.
14-02-2020 | Insight
Factor outperformance for more than two centuries
To be considered relevant, a factor must first and foremost be backed by ample empirical evidence.
12-02-2020 | Research
Factor investing debates: Are there any capacity issues?
Even though factor premiums may be persistent, harvesting them in a consistent and efficient way is no mean feat.
30-12-2019 | Insight
Factor investing debates: Could factor premiums disappear?
With the increasing adoption of factor investing, one frequently heard criticism is that factor premiums may end up being arbitraged away.
28-11-2019 | Insight
Media spotlight versus the Volatility effect in equities
Investors’ appetite for stocks frequently mentioned in the news is often raised to explain the Volatility effect.
26-06-2019 | Research
Guide to low volatility investing
This new edition includes recent figures and a new section on income generation.
28-05-2019 | Insight
Implementing quant strategies in EM the smart way
Quantitative stock selection models work as well in emerging markets (EM) as they do in developed ones (DM).
25-02-2019 | Insight
Beyond passive in EM with Enhanced Indexing
Despite their inefficient nature, a growing number of investors are allocating to emerging equity markets (EM) through passive strategies.
27-12-2018 | Insight
How can you beat the S&P 500 Index?
The growth of passive investing seems to be unstopable.
20-12-2018 | Insight