May 10, 2017| Real Estate Investing
In recent years, Australian commercial real estate has attracted considerable attention from international investors, changing the dynamics of what was historically a domestically dominated market.Read More »
May 2, 2017| Factors
How can asset owners integrate an equity factor allocation into their existing roster of active managers? There is no one answer that suits all. The response may be different for each asset owner, depending on its investment beliefs, goals and risk tolerance.Read More »
Apr 27, 2017| Factors
Asset managers devise investment strategies aimed at beating their benchmarks, but sometimes these strategies fall down in their implementation. Understanding exposures to different factors enables asset managers to make more informed decisions and allows institutional investors to evaluate the alignment...Read More »
Apr 20, 2017| Risk Management
France’s April 23 presidential election looms as the next important test for the future of the European Union and its common currency, the euro. The questions for institutional investors: What is the risk of France quitting the eurozone and what are the implications for their portfolios?Read More »
Apr 19, 2017| Real Estate Investing
A property owned by a listed real estate company, such as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) or a real estate management and development company, should produce returns close to those of an equivalent asset that is privately owned. In reality, however, the results differ, especially when looking at...Read More »
Apr 10, 2017| Real Estate Investing
Following the global financial crisis, the European Insurance and Occupational Pension Authority (EIOPA) required European insurers to reserve capital equal to 25% of the market value of their real estate assets to protect against a 1 in 200 chance of a catastrophic financial event. While reserving against...Read More »
Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in 2012, he has embarked on a series of economic revitalization policies aimed at jostling Japan out of its so-called “lost decades,” the long period of sluggish growth and recurring deflation that followed the collapse of the country’s 1980s bubble economyRead More »
Institutional investors use factors to capture returns and understand drivers of risk and return in their listed securities portfolios. Can factors that have generated long-term premia in equity markets help identify private real estate assets that have outperformed historically?Read More »
Jan. 21, 2014
We’ve observed that many institutional investors have abandoned their historical domestic-equity bias and now view global equities as a single, broad asset class. In high-growth economies, however, particularly in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America, many investors remain focused primarily on domestic stocks.
Dec. 03, 2013
Let’s look at how factor allocations fit in the traditional institutional portfolio setting. Factor investing utilizing indexes can be viewed as active decisions implemented through passive replication. As such, factor allocations should be tailored to each institution.
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