Have you checked your EM Allocation recently?

Have you checked your EM Allocation recently?

🕔17:56, 2.Aug 2019

As the U.S.-China trade war enters into a more serious phase, many investors may wish they had never heard of Emerging Market (EM) equities. Even before the U.S. decision to boost tariffs to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods,

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Mining Whitepaper May 2019

Mining Whitepaper May 2019

🕔17:32, 2.Aug 2019

Trends, Average Creation Costs, Electricity Consumption & Sources The Bitcoin mining industry is opaque, mysterious and misunderstood, but the health of the network supporting Bitcoin through mining is critical—vital actually—to the protocol. There is a lot of talk about investing

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ADIA 2018 Review Prudent Global Growth

ADIA 2018 Review Prudent Global Growth

🕔17:27, 2.Aug 2019

ADIA’s mission is to sustain the long-term prosperity of Abu Dhabi by prudently growing capital through a disciplined investment process and committed people who reflect ADIA’s cultural values.

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Time to Rethink Emerging Markets Allocations

Time to Rethink Emerging Markets Allocations

🕔17:24, 2.Aug 2019

Given the volatility in emerging markets in 2018 and the impact it had on long‑term relative performance, it is somewhat understandable that institutional investor exposure to the asset class is near multiyear lows. However, emerging markets have evolved and changed

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Emerging Markets Equity Diversification Study

Emerging Markets Equity Diversification Study

🕔17:18, 2.Aug 2019

Historical analysis shows that core emerging market (EM) strategies had a significant and persistent historical drift into growth style investing. This is despite the fact that EM value has outperformed EM growth over several extended periods during the previous 15

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The size exposure spectrum and factor tilts

The size exposure spectrum and factor tilts

🕔17:18, 2.Aug 2019

In this note, we illustrate that capitalization weighting, equal weighting and inverse market-capitalization weighting schemes are special cases of a more general class of factor tilt indexes that embed specific and explicit levels of size exposure. This is of direct relevance

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Growth or Value in Uncertain Times? Why Not Both?

Growth or Value in Uncertain Times? Why Not Both?

🕔17:16, 2.Aug 2019

While markets may not be “high risk” from a historical standpoint, investors have been shifting from optimistic to pessimistic on a regular basis. The rapid shifts in sentiment have been partly triggered by political issues, which are hard to predict,

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Goldilocks or Papa Bear?

Goldilocks or Papa Bear?

🕔17:11, 2.Aug 2019

Investment Outlook To say the first half of 2019 was tumultuous does not fully capture the extreme shifts we saw in asset prices, investor psychology, and economic expectations. The stock market, as represented by the S&P 500, rose to a

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H1 2019 Crypto Report

H1 2019 Crypto Report

🕔14:59, 2.Aug 2019

Behind the hype, speculation, and public imagination that has gripped this emerging asset class there are fundamentals: Indicators which offer essential insights to the market dynamics, investment patterns and overall development of these exciting new technologies. At CoinShares Research, we

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Why is the potential for US currency intervention a topic of interest?

🕔14:12, 2.Aug 2019

IN BRIEF The potential for unilateral US intervention in the currency markets to weaken the US dollar is increasing as the US administration becomes more frustrated with the dollar’s persistent strength. Discussions over intervention could intensify if expected US interest

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Green Bonds

Green Bonds

🕔13:54, 2.Aug 2019

What’s new? Appetite for green bonds is increasing as sustainability-minded investors look towards ‘impact’ strategies. Meanwhile, the sector is outgrowing some of the limitations that have previously restricted its appeal.

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The Life Insurance Search for Yield

The Life Insurance Search for Yield

🕔13:21, 2.Aug 2019

An Analysis of Recent Purchases IN BRIEF The life insurance industry is skewed toward buying wider spread securities, which indicates a preference for capital efficiency and high book yields. Most insurers do not vary their behavior over time. Insurers that

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Asset Allocation Update July 2019

Asset Allocation Update July 2019

🕔12:50, 2.Aug 2019

Navigating a narrow path through markets After sharp drawdowns towards the end of 2018 stock markets are re-approaching their all-time highs. This is despite escalating geopolitical tensions in the Gulf, the risks of a disorderly Brexit, softening economic data, and

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Index Dashboard: Europe July

Index Dashboard: Europe July

🕔11:45, 2.Aug 2019

 Index Dashboard: Europe

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FOMC cut interest rates, but markets wanted more

FOMC cut interest rates, but markets wanted more

🕔10:40, 2.Aug 2019

As expected, the US Fed's interest rate decision-making body (FOMC) lowered the range of its key interest rate by 25 basis points to between 2% and 2.25%. The assessment of the economy has not changed significantly. The labor market and

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