New data from CME Group, Cboe and global index provider FTSE Russell shows a broader set of retail investors utilizing futures products to address US small-cap equity market volatility.
The global sovereign debt market is one of the largest asset classes in the world, and yet it has typically lagged other asset classes when it comes to integrating climate change considerations.
Carbon intensive sectors are facing unprecedented scrutiny from governments, regulators and markets. Since this can have a significant impact on liquidity and asset values—indeed, the effects are already becoming visible—it is a factor that investors cannot afford to ignore. The real estate sector, which is characterized by long-lived and energy-intensive assets, is one such target.
Despite a recent brief run up in September, US value stocks have been out of favor for some time now. With the US bull market going on almost 11 years, value stocks are struggling to keep up with their growth counterparts.
One would not expect that returns from equity investment by some of the world’s most highly-sophisticated institutional investors would be unduly domestically-focused, to the detriment of returns, but research from FTSE Russll suggests exactly that.