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  1. BLOG

    Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again. 

    Sep 19, 2019 Michael Disabato

    ESG Research , Global Investing

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    When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But other companies also need to adapt to a lower-carbon world. We look at the implications for five types of companies.

  2. BLOG

    Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk 

    Sep 17, 2019 Gillian Mollod , Will Robson

    ESG Research , Real Estate Investing

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    Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.

  3. BLOG

    Are rates and equities losing their balance? 

    Sep 16, 2019 Peter Shepard

    Fixed Income , Models/Client Cases

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    For most of the past two decades, a benevolent relationship between bonds and equity has prevailed as a central pillar of asset allocation. Falling equity markets consistently coincided with falling interest rates, providing an effective hedge between bond and equity allocations. Now, talk of weaker central-bank policy or a risk of deflation has many asset allocators focused on the future of the rates-equity correlation. 

  4. BLOG

    Back-to-school (momentum) blues? 

    Sep 13, 2019 Leon Roisenberg , George Bonne

    Factor Investing , Models/Client Cases , Factors

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    The U.S. price momentum factor, which we highlighted for elevated crowding scores and vulnerability to negative performance at the end of June, suffered sizable drawdowns in the first seven trading days of September.

  5. BLOG

    Real estate may be yielding less than you thought 

    Sep 12, 2019 Bryan Reid

    Global Investing , Real Estate Investing

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    Income has long been an important part of real estate returns meaning yields are often heavily scrutinized by investors. However, headline yields do not factor in capital expenditure requirements which can vary significantly. Investors looking to better understand potential “free cash flow” positions of portfolios post-capex may want to adjust the yields they use to account for it.

  6. BLOG

    MBS investors: quantitative easing déjà vu? 

    Sep 5, 2019 Joy Zhang

    Fixed Income , Risk Management

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    Despite the Fed’s silence on the matter, the MBS market may be indicating that a new round of QE is coming.

  7. BLOG

    Using multi-country multi-currency futures in portfolio management 

    Sep 3, 2019 Hitendra D Varsani

    Global Investing , Risk Management

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    Investors seeking to more tightly manage their exposures to regional or global benchmarks are turning to multi-country multi-currency futures.

  8. BLOG

    A smoother ride? Looking at factor-based asset allocation 

    Sep 3, 2019 Andrea Amato , Chenlu Zhou

    Factor Investing , Models/Client Cases , Risk Management

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    On the surface, holding-based asset allocation appears to produce stability. But is what you see always what you get? We investigate the pros and cons of a factor-based approach.

  9. BLOG

    Looking inside ESG indexes 

    Aug 30, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman , Guido Giese

    ESG Research

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    Many investors want to stick to their values or beliefs, as well as meet certain financial objectives. How can ESG indexes  help them address these goals?

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    The last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset? 

    Aug 22, 2019 Samuel Block

    ESG Research

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    Oil and gas companies are accelerating investment in plastics, in response to the shift away from fossil fuels. But is this pivot sustainable? Could plastic become the next stranded asset?

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