Momentum, the unloved factor
Momentum is unloved: being a good follower is rarely seen as a strength, and few asset managers would brag about using momentum as an investment factor, even though they know that ‘the trend is your friend’. Part of this unpopularity comes from the fact that momentum is a purely behavioural factor: only human irrationality can explain it, and we are not at ease with our own shortfalls.
THEAM aims to triple assets under management in ETFs by 2020
THEAM, BNP Paribas Investment Partners’ specialist in capital-protected, indexed and model-driven management, has unveiled a new strategic plan for its indexed fund activities, confirming its intention to double assets under management in indexed funds and triple those of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by 2020.
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Invitation to the EDHEC-Risk Days 2016, London, United Kingdom
Join us at the EDHEC-Risk Days on March 15-16 at the Brewery in London. The conference will feature several sessions on topics that are key issues in the industry today. Smart beta, infrastructure investing, retirement solutions, multi-asset allocation solutions will be high on the agenda.
Smart beta: a new approach to performance and risk
The asset management business now has to rapidly evolve in order to meet investors’ needs. An asset allocation based solely on a macroeconomic view and a breakdown by asset class, region or sector is no longer sufficient for investors. They seek real risk diversification and as such are increasingly looking for exposure to specific risk and performance factors, often called smart beta factors. In recent years, the development of smart beta strategies has rapidly spread in the equity universe and is now gaining in popularity in other asset classes such as corporate bonds or commodities. This is no longer a mere trend, but a new investment approach.
The rapid expansion of smart beta strategies The asset management business now has to rapidly evolve in order to meet investors’ needs. An asset allocation based solely on a macroeconomic view and a breakdown by asset class, region or sector is no longer sufficient for investors. They seek real r ...