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Swiss Equities – Structural value creation

Swiss Equities – Structural value creation

🕔15:14, 10.Jul 2020

White Paper The resilience of the Swiss economy has once again been proven during the Covid-19 pandemic and is reflected by the Swiss equity market’s outperformance year to date. Several Swiss companies across all market cap segments have benefited from

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Monthly OpinioPro Statistics – April 2020

Monthly OpinioPro Statistics – April 2020

🕔10:43, 6.May 2020

April In this blogpost, we will update you on our monthly best-reads and longest-reads. If you follow our weekly blogposts, you know the best read research articles on a weekly basis. In this monthly overview, we provide you with a

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Risk and Premium –  A Tale of Value

Risk and Premium – A Tale of Value

🕔18:26, 9.Sep 2019

White Paper Introduction Whatever price multiple of which you are a fan, whichever sectors you exclude, however you neutralize your exposures, whether you equal-weight or cap-weight, one thing remains true: cheap stocks have had an unhappy decade.1 In some cases

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The Survivability of the Euro

The Survivability of the Euro

🕔18:05, 9.Sep 2019

Part I: Reform, Relevance and Robustness The Survivability of the Euro, the second white paper in our Future of Europe series, offers a framework for assessing efforts begun in the past decade to strengthen the euro. The paper is presented

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Long-term investment planning that reflects changing market conditions

Long-term investment planning that reflects changing market conditions

🕔14:28, 3.Sep 2019

White paper Whether an investor is an individual looking to provide for spending during retirement, a pension fund looking to provide future benefits to participants, or an institution looking to provide a long-term stream of operating funds, a central goal

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Demystifying Illiquid Assets: Expected Returns for Private Equity

Demystifying Illiquid Assets: Expected Returns for Private Equity

🕔17:47, 19.Jul 2019

 Executive Summary The growing interest in private equity means that allocators must carefully evaluate its risk and return. The challenge is that modeling private equity is not straightforward due to a lack of good quality data and artificially smooth returns.

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An Introduction to Libra

An Introduction to Libra

🕔13:02, 2.Jul 2019

Libra’s mission is to enable a simple global currency and financial infrastructure that empowers billions of people. This document outlines our plans for a new decentralized blockchain, a low-volatility cryptocurrency, and a smart contract platform that together aim to create

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Dissecting hypes

Dissecting hypes

🕔17:02, 13.Jun 2019

What can we learn from historic examples?  This white paper uses internet search data to dissect and analyse hypes. we explain Trendmarks’ vision and mission with the use of internet search data. we briefly dive into the definition of a

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How and Why to Invest in a Climate Change Strategy

How and Why to Invest in a Climate Change Strategy

🕔15:02, 22.Apr 2019

Introduction Hurricanes, typhoons, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events are causing record damage. Increasingly, climate change is impacting the economy and our daily lives and has come into focus as an existential threat to the world as we know

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How and Why to Invest in a Climate Change Strategy

How and Why to Invest in a Climate Change Strategy

🕔15:02, 22.Apr 2019

Introduction Hurricanes, typhoons, droughts, wildfires, and other extreme weather events are causing record damage. Increasingly, climate change is impacting the economy and our daily lives and has come into focus as an existential threat to the world as we know

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The Modern Dilemma Balancing Short- and Long-Term Business

The Modern Dilemma Balancing Short- and Long-Term Business

🕔15:25, 8.Apr 2019

White paper: The Modern Dilemma  Over the past year, the World Economic Forum’s Investors team, in conjunction with Baker McKenzie, interviewed a number of chief executives, IBC Chairpersons and Community of Chairperson (CoC) members, and surveyed legal requirements in a number

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2019 the state of risk oversight

2019 the state of risk oversight

🕔16:51, 4.Apr 2019

As business leaders manage the ever-changing economic, political, and technological landscape they face a significantly magnified exposure to risk and uncertainty. This creates a highly complex portfolio of potential risks that, if managed poorly, can lead to lost opportunities that

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Factor Momentum Everywhere

Factor Momentum Everywhere

🕔13:03, 3.Apr 2019

Price momentum is most commonly understood as a phenomenon in which assets that recently enjoyed high (low) returns relative to others are more likely to experience high (low) returns in the future. It is customarily implemented as a cross-sectional trading

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Why earnings matter

Why earnings matter

🕔01:01, 21.Mar 2019

Reaffirming the philosophy that underpins our investment process Rosenberg Equities’ core investment belief is that earnings matter. Why? Because we believe that future earnings and fundamentals ultimately drive share prices. We seek to capitalise on this by building what we

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Total factor productivity growth = totally fictitious pretentious garbage

Total factor productivity growth = totally fictitious pretentious garbage

🕔14:00, 12.Mar 2019

Economists often seem to obsess about productivity. The stagnation of growth and incomes is often blamed on poor productivity growth. In particular, the “declining growth of total factor productivity…a measure of innovation” is the subject of much angst and hand

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White Paper: The glide path less traveled

White Paper: The glide path less traveled

🕔06:19, 9.Mar 2019

A critical examination of assumptions, outcomes, and glide path specification This paper defines key assumptions, derived from empirical data, to deliver highly accurate and representative simulations of participant outcomes. The paper constructs an alternative glide path design that we believe

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Constrained Risk Budgeting Portfolios

Constrained Risk Budgeting Portfolios

🕔08:10, 21.Feb 2019

Working Paper This article develops the theory of risk budgeting portfolios, when we would like to impose weight constraints. It appears that the mathematical problem is more complex than the traditional risk budgeting problem. The formulation of the optimization program

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Anticipating the bust: a new cyclical systemic risk indicator to assess the likelihood and severity of financial crises

Anticipating the bust: a new cyclical systemic risk indicator to assess the likelihood and severity of financial crises

🕔14:25, 14.Feb 2019

Occasional Paper Series This paper presents a tractable, transparent and broad-based domestic cyclical systemic risk indicator (d-SRI) that captures risks stemming from domestic credit, real estate markets, asset prices, and external imbalances. The d-SRI increases on average several years before

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Implementation considerations for defensive strategies

Implementation considerations for defensive strategies

🕔13:02, 14.Feb 2019

With the increased availability of non-cap-weighted indexes, investors can now make more efficient allocation decisions by more precisely mapping their investment goals and constraints to the strategies used to build their portfolios. This requires a deep understanding of their investment

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ESG for EMD: Toward Best Practice

ESG for EMD: Toward Best Practice

🕔17:03, 30.Jan 2019

Our Emerging Markets Debt team has been analyzing ESG indicators for sovereigns for eight years, and started working with Sustainalytics five years ago to build ESG coverage of its corporates universe. During that time, it has continually enhanced its ESG

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White paper: Diversity of Thought and the Search for Best Ideas

White paper: Diversity of Thought and the Search for Best Ideas

🕔04:02, 25.Jan 2019

Summary The concept of “best ideas” is well understood in an investment context, but it is seldom grasped with such clarity in a broader organisational setting. We ask how a process of distillation and refinement might be used in decision-making

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White paper: Diversity of Thought and the Search for Best Ideas

White paper: Diversity of Thought and the Search for Best Ideas

🕔04:02, 23.Jan 2019

The concept of “best ideas” is well understood in an investment context, but it is seldom grasped with such clarity in a broader organisational setting. We ask how a process of distillation and refinement might be used in decision-making and

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The Alpha and Beta of ESG investing

The Alpha and Beta of ESG investing

🕔14:04, 16.Jan 2019

Interest in ESG investing has grown incontestably in recent years. This study covers the analysis of the risk-return profile of ESG as a selection strategy on global developed markets, and the integration effects of ESG in an index-linked management process.

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Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

🕔11:03, 16.Jan 2019

In this paper we propose a commodity strategy that incorporates cross-sectional factors grounded in the rich research available on commodity futures pricing. Over the period studied, the strategy exhibited an attractive return profile with no significant correlation to general commodity

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Risk & Reward

Risk & Reward

🕔11:03, 16.Jan 2019

In this paper we propose a commodity strategy that incorporates cross-sectional factors grounded in the rich research available on commodity futures pricing. Over the period studied, the strategy exhibited an attractive return profile with no significant correlation to general commodity

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The Late Cycle Lament: The Dual Economy, Minsky Moments, and Other Concerns

The Late Cycle Lament: The Dual Economy, Minsky Moments, and Other Concerns

🕔13:04, 31.Dec 2018

White Paper Overoptimism and overconfidence are two well-known psychological traits of our species. They are particularly dangerous in the late stages of an economic cycle where these terrible twins result in investors overestimating return and underestimating risk – a potentially

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A Bridge between Classical and Behavioral Finance

A Bridge between Classical and Behavioral Finance

🕔15:02, 19.Dec 2018

Why does value investing work? Why do other factor strategies work? For that matter, why does any active strategy—meaning, any strategy other than capitalization-weighted indexing—“work” in the sense of having a reasonable chance of beating the cap-weighted index other than

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The natural rate of interest: estimates, drivers, and challenges to monetary policy

The natural rate of interest: estimates, drivers, and challenges to monetary policy

🕔14:20, 19.Dec 2018

Occasional Paper Series Using a wide range of models we document a protracted fall in the natural (or neutral) rate of interest in advanced economies, driven by ageing, waning productivity growth, a rise in mark-ups, and a surge in risk

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SDG Bonds & Corporate Finance A Roadmap to Mainstream Investments

SDG Bonds & Corporate Finance A Roadmap to Mainstream Investments

🕔09:13, 13.Dec 2018

As a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Launched

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Positive Impact Equity

Positive Impact Equity

🕔14:04, 5.Dec 2018

It is an investment made with the intention of generating a positive social and/or environmental impact alongside financial returns. Impact investments exist across a diverse range of asset classes and geographies. Underlying investment candidates should demonstrate a clear “intentionality” within

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When Credit Dries Up: Job Losses in the Great Recession

When Credit Dries Up: Job Losses in the Great Recession

🕔13:15, 20.Nov 2018

We study whether the solvency problems of Spain’s weakest banks in the Great Recession have caused employment losses outside the financial sector. Our analysis focuses on the set of banks that were bailed out by the Spanish authorities. Data from

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High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Information Effect

High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Information Effect

🕔14:19, 16.Nov 2018

The policy news shock is constructed as the first principle component of the change in five interest rates. The first of these is the change in market expectations of the federal funds rate over the remainder of the month in

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Factor investing: get your exposures right!

Factor investing: get your exposures right!

🕔13:08, 7.Nov 2018

This paper is devoted to the question of optimal portfolio construction for equity factor investing. The first part of the paper focusses on how to make sure that a given equity portfolio has the targeted factor exposures, even before imposing

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The enduring link between demography and inflation

The enduring link between demography and inflation

🕔13:02, 6.Nov 2018

BIS Working papers Demographic shifts, such as population ageing, have been suggested as possible explanations for the past decade’s low inflation. We exploit cross-country variation in a long panel to identify age structure effects in inflation, controlling for standard monetary

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Business investment in EU countries

Business investment in EU countries

🕔14:19, 1.Nov 2018

Occasional Paper Series The article analyses recent developments in business investment for a large group of EU countries, using a broad set of analytical tools and data sources. We find that the assessment of whether or not investment is currently

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A euro area macroeconomic stabilisation function: assessing options in view of their redistribution and stabilisation properties

A euro area macroeconomic stabilisation function: assessing options in view of their redistribution and stabilisation properties

🕔14:19, 1.Nov 2018

Occasional Paper Series A macroeconomic stabilisation function for the euro area – as envisaged in the Five Presidents’ Report – plays a central role in the debate on deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). We evaluate a broad range of

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Asia Pacific core real estate discussion series

Asia Pacific core real estate discussion series

🕔15:03, 25.Oct 2018

The big picture The epicenter of global growth is shifting towards APAC. With fundamentals taking over as the key driver of performance, Asia's growth premium is likely to underpin the region's outperformance in real estate. 

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Factor Indexes and Factor Exposure Matching: Like-for-Like Comparisons

Factor Indexes and Factor Exposure Matching: Like-for-Like Comparisons

🕔11:02, 11.Oct 2018

The academic literature tells us that for suitably diversified portfolios, factors drive risk and performance outcomes (see for example [1, 2]). If this is the case, then well-diversified portfolios with identical factor exposures should have similar performance characteristics despite originating

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A quantitative analysis of the size of IMF resources

A quantitative analysis of the size of IMF resources

🕔14:17, 3.Oct 2018

Occasional Paper Series In this report, three methodological approaches are applied to assess the size of the International Monetary Fund: benchmarking Fund resources against a number of relevant global economic and financial indicators; an extrapolation of past and current IMF

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Robust Asset Allocation for Robo-Advisors

Robust Asset Allocation for Robo-Advisors

🕔15:04, 27.Sep 2018

Working Paper In the last few years, the financial advisory industry has been impacted by the emergence of digitalization and roboadvisors. This phenomenon affects major financial services, including wealth management, employee savings plans, asset managers, private banks, pension funds, banking

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Fifth report on card fraud

Fifth report on card fraud

🕔14:39, 26.Sep 2018

This fifth oversight report on card fraud analyses developments in fraud related to card payment schemes (CPSs) in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and covers almost the entire card market.1 It provides an overview of developments in card payment

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Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows

Do Investors Value Sustainability? A Natural Experiment Examining Ranking and Fund Flows

🕔14:04, 26.Sep 2018

Examining a shock to the salience of the sustainability of the US mutual fund market, we present causal evidence that investors marketwide value sustainability. Being categorized as low sustainability resulted in net outflows of more than $12 billion while being

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The infrastructure equity cycle

The infrastructure equity cycle

🕔15:03, 13.Sep 2018

Infrastructure white paper series | Part 3 This is the final installment of our infrastructure white paper series. Our first paper, The case for infrastructure debt (click here ), provided a closer look at the growing area of infrastructure debt.

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The infrastructure equity cycle

The infrastructure equity cycle

🕔14:03, 5.Sep 2018

This is the final installment of our infrastructure white paper series. Our first paper, The case for infrastructure debt (click here ), provided a closer look at the growing area of infrastructure debt. The second, Infrastructure and the economy (click

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Positive Impact Equity

Positive Impact Equity

🕔13:02, 4.Sep 2018

What is impact investing? How is impact investing different from investing based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors? The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a road map Impact measurement The role of “engagement” in impact investing Teaching an

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”I’m in the band” – a CTA Sub Strategy Comparision

”I’m in the band” – a CTA Sub Strategy Comparision

🕔11:04, 28.Aug 2018

RPM EDUCATIONAL # 8. Key point: Although trend following is the dominating strategy in the CTA universe, there are also other sub strategies with different characteristics. Whereas trend following is superior in trending markets and persistent crises; during non-trending periods

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Some Implications of Uncertainty and Misperception for Monetary Policy

Some Implications of Uncertainty and Misperception for Monetary Policy

🕔09:35, 28.Aug 2018

When choosing a strategy for monetary policy, policymakers must grapple with mismeasurement of labor market slack, and of the responsiveness of price inflation to that slack. Using stochastic simulations of a small-scale version of the Federal Reserve Board’s principal New

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Competition, Stability, and Efficiency in Financial Markets

Competition, Stability, and Efficiency in Financial Markets

🕔09:34, 28.Aug 2018

We find that (1) an intensification of competition increases the efficiency and fragility of banks; (2) economies can avoid the fragility costs of competition by enhancing bank governance and tightening leverage requirements; and (3) the monetary transmission mechanism is materially

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More Amazon Effects: Online Competition and Pricing Behaviors

More Amazon Effects: Online Competition and Pricing Behaviors

🕔09:34, 28.Aug 2018

I study how online competition, with its shrinking margins, algorithmic pricing technologies, and the transparency of the web, can change the pricing behavior of large retailers in the U.S. and affect aggregate inflation dynamics. In particular, I show that in

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Increasing Differences between firms: Market Power and the Macro-Economy

Increasing Differences between firms: Market Power and the Macro-Economy

🕔09:34, 28.Aug 2018

A rich understanding of macro-economic outcomes requires taking into account the large (and increasing) differences between firms. These differences stem in large part from heterogeneous productivity rooted in managerial and technological capabilities that do not transfer easily between firms. In

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