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Arihant Jain

Arihant Jain
Associate, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Arihant Jain is a specialist in quantitative research that supports new and existing indexes, including factor indexes. Previously, he worked as an analyst at Morgan Stanley. Arihant holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He is a CFA® charterholder.

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  1. BLOG

    How a Shift Toward Buybacks Affected Yield Strategies 

    Sep 3, 2021 Mehdi Alighanbari , Arihant Jain

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    For investors who use yield strategies to generate income, a steady stream of dividend payments is important. But with more companies using buybacks as a way to redistribute profits, investors may want to consider a more holistic view of income.

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    Fresh IPO Stocks and Indexes: In or Out? 

    Aug 3, 2021 Arihant Jain , Mehdi Alighanbari

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    Depending on a number of factors, stocks may be added to indexes soon after a company’s IPO, which can affect asset managers who use the indexes to create and benchmark portfolios. We investigate the impact of IPO stocks on index performance.

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    Escaping to Equities for Yield 

    Jun 10, 2021 Arihant Jain , Mehdi Alighanbari

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    In today’s low-rate world, some investors shifted toward historically higher-yielding equities. For others, especially in the insurance industry, the greater risk limited their ability to do so. Was a minimum-variance equity approach a viable option?

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    Bringing Value to the 21st Century 

    Apr 28, 2021 Arihant Jain , Mehdi Alighanbari , Saurabh Katiyar

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    In the second post in our series, we further probe value’s underperformance over the past decade and ask if the historic definition of value remains relevant. We specifically look at whether a company’s valuation can be enhanced by reflecting R&D investments. 

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