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ESG: The metrics jigsaw


Factor Investing

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Factor investing: The paradox of low volatility


Despite scepticism by some investors, low-volatility investing does appear to work, especially during market downturns

Definitions: Contrasting approaches pose a predicament


Investors face a quandary as analytical tools depart from standard academic definitions of factors

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Strategy: Factor rotation hits record pace


Tilting between factors could work well in this environment

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Multi-factor ETFs: A recipe only as good as its ingredients


The performance of multi-factor ETF strategies reflect the choice of factors as well as portfolio construction

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Applying rocket science to EMs

By David Turner

Factor investing strategies are increasingly being used in emerging market investing

heidi raubenheimer

Taxation: How to soften the tax bite


Research shows tax management can boost returns from factor investment

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Factor Investing: Trend convergence


Factor investing has proved to be one of the enduring innovations of asset management in recent years

Portfolio Construction: The last free lunch

By Christopher O’Dea

Robust portfolio construction has become the key to success in factor investing

The momentous challenge

By Christopher O’Dea

A successful momentum strategy requires close attention to trading costs and timing and the impact it has on returns

ESG: The sustainability factor


Integration of ESG within multi-factor portfolios is the next frontier in asset management

All Factor investing in depth


PRI consults on challenges to ESG, active ownership in passive investing

Fri, 2 Aug 2019By

Organisation wants to ‘develop market thinking in this area given its rapid development and increasing importance of passive strategies’  

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European asset owners drive growth in smart beta strategy use

Tue, 11 Jun 2019By

More than half of global institutional investors use smart beta strategies, according to FTSE Russell, led by 65% of investors in Europe

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ATP future-proofs quant portfolio with environmental factor addition

Tue, 16 Apr 2019By

Denmark’s biggest pension fund reduces carbon footprint with addition of environmental ‘signal’ to equities investments

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Factor investing can apply to bond investing, says Amundi research

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

While factor investing is now a common approach for equities, it is still in its infancy in the bond universe

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