Absolute return strategies have been increasingly popular because of their promise to deliver modest yet consistent returns in any underlying…
There are a number of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) indices available to investors. These economies are expected to show above-average growth.
With the market for smart beta and risk premia products maturing, emphasis is shifting from the selection of individual strategies towards building portfolios.
The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect is likely to extend to the ETF market relatively soon, which could lift demand and assets under management.
The US Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule is expected to further promote the shift towards passive investing strategies.
The indexing business of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) plans to start focusing more on customised factor-based and thematic indices.
The trend towards passive investing is being led by institutional investors in Asia, says Simon Karaban, head of index services at the Singapore Exchange (SGX)
Quantilia Q&A with Serge Janowski, Banque Cramer’s global head of institutional clients and family offices, about factor investing and the institutional market
Based on allocations towards factors, smart beta and risk premia indices remain underrepresented relative to cap-weighted funds.
The BNP Paribas Equity Low Vol US Index delivered returns of 18.7% in the 12 months to September 19, as the low-volatility factor finds favour among investors.
Smart beta REIT indices likely to receive more attention as REITs outperform and as smart beta indices continue to surge in popularity.
There is a shift in focus from individual products towards the effective construction and management of entire portfolios of quant strategies.