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Is the X-Factor a Combination of Factors?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018Updated: Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Are multiple factors better than one? Discover how advisors are implementing factor combinations to mitigate single-factor tracking error, better align with historically favorable market cycles, and diversify portfolios.

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The case for Europe: UK investors should look to expand their property exposure onto the Continent to increase their diversificationSubscription

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

We at DTZ Investors are forecasting total returns from UK real estate to moderate in the near term and such a market outlook is encouraging an increasing number of traditionally domestic-focused property investors to consider opportunities overseas, with a resurgent Europe closest to home. 

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Implementation considerations for factor investingSubscription

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Institutional investors can’t ignore the role of factors within portfolio construction. When harnessed correctly, factors can enhance portfolio diversification and performance relative to traditional market-cap indexes.

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Each month IPE surveys around 100 asset managers with one or more European segregated mandates for their predictions for equities, bonds and currency markets in the next 6 to 12 months

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Given the similarities between the February 2018 and February 2017 expectations surveys, it may be appropriate to wish everyone a ‘happy same year’. This is not to be taken lightly. Nor is it meant to overlook that while responses may look similar, there are no guarantees global markets will not change or even break in more

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William Blair Investment Management
William Blair is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. We work closely with private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as financial advisors. We are 100% active-employee-owned with broad-based ownership. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. William Blair is based in Chicago with an investment management office in London and service offices in Zurich and Sydney.

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The Case for Macro
Macro investors adopt a top-down view of the world in which they analyze broad trends to allocate risk across asset classes, geographies, sectors, and currencies—resulting in a liquid strategy that aims to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns without having to rely on rising equity or bond more

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Adding Science to the Art of Active Management
Traditional active asset management firms—long-only, fundamentally-driven stock-pickers—are facing a crisis of relevance as the shift from active to passive picks more

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Is There a “Right” Time for Active?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018Updated: Thu, 22 Mar 2018

When and under what conditions are active managers more or less likely to achieve benchmark-beating returns?

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What Drives Equal-Weight (Out) Performance?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018Updated: Thu, 22 Mar 2018

What may be driving equal-weight outperformance?

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