Definitions in factor investing matter

17-Dec-2015|By Wouter Klijn

Factor investing has experienced a significant increase in popularity in recent years as institutional investors continue to look for better ways to build portfolios. But not all managers defined the same factors in a similar way and that could .. Read More

Definitions in factor investing matter

17-Dec-2015

Factor investing has experienced a significant increase in popularity in recent years as institutional investors continue to look for better ways to build portfolios. But not all managers defined the same factors in.. Read More

CFA research finds no duplicate liquidity

17-Dec-2015

CFA Institute research has found no evidence of high-frequency traders (HFT) artificially propping up liquidity in global equity markets. Some investors have criticised HFTs for placing multiple orders with the inte.. Read More

Vision Super moves to low carbon benchmarks

11-Dec-2015

Vision Super has changed its investment benchmarks for its passive international and Australian share portfolios to low carbon benchmarks, in order to reflect its position on climate change as an investment risk. &l.. Read More

Domestic credit market not very Australian

10-Dec-2015

The Australian credit market consists of remarkably few domestically based companies, with almost 75 per cent of issuers being overseas entities. As a result, institutional investors would do well to scrutinise thei.. Read More

Don’t ignore natural resources: Henderson

10-Dec-2015

The current weakness in natural resources companies was a cyclical phenomenon and investors would do well to make use of current low valuations to set themselves up for a turnaround, according to Henderson Global Investo.. Read More

Irreversibility of annuities key issue

03-Dec-2015

The irreversible nature of annuities was one of the key reasons more people did not take up those income products, according to Standard Life. Looking back on the experience of annuity sales in the United Kingdom, S.. Read More

Funds need to adopt outcome engines

03-Dec-2015

Superannuation funds would do well to invest resources into building systems that analyse different pathways that members experience in building up and eventually spending their retirement benefit. These so-called o.. Read More

First State builds systematic beta skills

26-Nov-2015

The $52 billion superannuation fund First State Super is building up its systematic beta capabilities to deal with the continued growth of the fund. In an exclusive interview with theinstoreport, First State Super c.. Read More

Preparing for a US interest rate hike

19-Nov-2015

Market participants overwhelmingly expect the United States Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates in December this year. Theinstoreport speaks with Cameron Hume director Guy Hume about the impact this will have.. Read More

Big data drives quant model evolution

19-Nov-2015

The increase in large amounts of unstructured data, also called big data, has had a significant impact on the development of quantitative investment models, according to asset manager Man Numeric Investors. Man Nume.. Read More