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Outsmarting Smart Beta: ESG Integration

One of the strongest growth areas in recent investment management, smart beta strategies, have now firmly established their standing between the traditional pillars of active management and market cap weighted passive investments.

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  • avoid unintended stock market bets by understanding benchmarks

    Avoid Unintended Stock Market Bets by Understanding Benchmarks

    White papersTue, 7 Nov 2017

    In a recent Financial Planning article, Craig Israelsen advocated using stock market size segments to construct portfolios rather than a total market approach.

  • low volatility vix and behavioral finance

    Low Volatility, VIX and Behavioral Finance

    White papersTue, 7 Nov 2017

    As this week’s award of the Nobel Prize in Economics to Richard Thaler confirmed, the existence of behavioral biases in finance is no longer a controversial theory.

  • dont shoot the messenger

    Don’t Shoot the Messenger

    White papersTue, 7 Nov 2017

    What all these headlines have in common is that they are inherently misleading.  For instance, the first statement reflects a common misconception that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) owns more than two-thirds of the Japanese stock market.

  • stock picking ai

    Stock Picking AI? Elementary, My Dear Watson

    White papersTue, 7 Nov 2017

    Keen watchers of the ever-developing exchange-traded product space may have noticed an intriguing development last week, as the first purely “artificial intelligence”-based stock-picking ETF launched.

  • green bond market

    Green Bond Market: September 2017

    White papersTue, 7 Nov 2017

    In the first three quarters of 2017, green bond issuance reached USD 83 billion, nearing the issuance reported by the Climate Bond Initiative for full-year 2016.

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