Investors are worried about the high valuations of stocks in general and low-volatility stocks in particular. And so are we! In relative terms, low-volatility stocks have become more expensive during the last two years, but it’s not the first time. It happened first in 2008 and again in 2011.
Decision Drivers: Stock Prices Versus GDPSubscription
As global investors continue to face falling, low, and negative interest rates, the need for alternative investments to enhance portfolio returns and performance has heightened.
Climate change and real estate investment 2016Subscription
Against the backdrop of the recent historic Paris climate deal, this paper revisits the topic of climate change and real estate.
The Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up 0.14% in September, with 5 out of 10 Lyxor indices ending the month in positive territory.
Economic Insights: September 2016Subscription
For some months, our thesis has been that the U.S. economy was about to start the second phase of a business cycle, an economic expansion.
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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
The current survey period captured the end of the summer. The number of managers voicing concern about interest rate policy is high. However, the current environment has yet to reflect the alarms of many major investors and the survey results indicate most managers expect little dramatic near-term movement. Whether it is not yet the season for action, or investors expect the status quo to continue, is yet unclear...read more