Diversification is not the only answer
Mixing asset classes does not necessarily make a flexible fund more robust, says Tarek Issaoui.
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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 ...
Investments in the aforementioned fund are subject to market fluctuation and risks inherent in investing in securities. The value of investments and the revenue they generate can increase or decrease and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. Source: BNP Paribas Investment Partners.