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  1. BLOG

    GLOBAL PROPERTY DELIVERS STRONG RETURNS IN 2014 

    Apr 15, 2015 Peter Hobbs

    Real Estate Investing

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    Global property has delivered another stellar year of performance of 9.9%, the fifth consecutive year of strong returns since the financial crisis, and the best performance since 2007. A series of countries performed particularly well over the past year, most notably Ireland with a record return of 40%, but also the U.K. (17.9%) and U.S. (11.5%).

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    ESG TRENDS TO WATCH FOR 2015 

    Mar 23, 2015 Laura Nishikawa

    ESG Research

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    We head into the new year with the backdrop of swooning oil prices and (re)newed geopolitical fault‐lines, juxtaposed against a return to growth in the US and emergence of the next generation of tech darlings.

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    REAL ESTATE: ALLOCATIONS AND INTEGRATING RISK 

    Mar 23, 2015 Peter Hobbs

    Real Estate Investing

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    The classic 60:40 mix of stocks and bonds has shifted to a 40:40:20 mix of stocks, bonds and alternatives, according to the 2014 MSCI Asset Owner survey.

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    BACKTESTING EXPECTED SHORTFALL 

    Mar 17, 2015 Carlo Acerbi

    Integrated Risk Management

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    When RiskMetrics, now a part of MSCI, announced Value-at-Risk (VaR) as its stated measure of risk in 1996, it initiated an industry standard for institutional risk management that was quickly adopted by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for its internal capital adequacy models.

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    CHINA A-SHARES: TOO BIG TO IGNORE 

    Feb 11, 2015 Chin Ping Chia

    Global Investing

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    China A-Shares are too big to be ignored but remain difficult for many institutional investors to access. How can global investors avoid a stock market that is now the world’s third-largest, with a total market value of nearly USD 4 trillion, putting it just behind the United States and Japan?

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    U.S. MARKET BRIEF- MOMENTUM STRATEGIES OUTPERFORMED IN A VOLATILE MONTH 

    Feb 2, 2015 Mehmet Bayraktar

    Factors

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    January saw the return of volatility to the U.S. equity market. A confluence of factors led to this uncertainty: Investors were faced with the influence of a stronger dollar and the effect of lower oil prices on corporate earnings growth.

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    SELECTING THE RIGHT BLEND OF FACTOR INDEXES 

    Dec 9, 2014 Dimitris Melas

    Factor Investing

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    Many institutional investors have struggled to determine the appropriateness of factors for their own plan, what role these allocations might play, which factors should be adopted and how factor indexes can be used.

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    SMALL CAPS - NO SMALL OVERSIGHT 

    Dec 9, 2014 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Global Investing

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    Many institutional investors recognize that their reference universe should include large-, mid- and small-cap equities and that smaller companies should earn a risk premium over larger ones. In practice, however, many of these investors - particularly in Europe and Asia - underweight the small-cap segment.

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    SOME LIKE IT HOT: VERY ACTIVE MANDATES IN A CORE-SATELLITE STRUCTURE 

    Nov 24, 2014 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Global Investing

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    Investors have long debated the benefits of active versus passive investing. There are institutional investors with strong convictions in each camp, but many have become increasingly pragmatic, combining active and passive mandates in pursuit of the best risk-adjusted return.

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    "FACTORING" IN THE EMERGING MARKETS PREMIUM 

    Nov 3, 2014 Raman Aylur Subramanian

    Factor Indexes

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    Factor indexes historically have generated premia in developed markets. Now, as global markets have become more correlated, investors are starting to seek additional sources of returns within emerging markets.

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