Raina Oberoi

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Raina Oberoi

Raina Oberoi
Executive Director, Head of Equity Solutions Research for Americas

About the Contributor

Raina Oberoi heads the Equity Solutions research team for the Americas. She conducts research and assists institutional clients on their investment decisions with respect to MSCI products. Previously, she was an index trading strategist at Morgan Stanley. Raina has a B.S. in Finance and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is also a Trustee for the Oliver Scholars Program.

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  1. Emerging-market stocks generally are perceived to have lower governance standards than their developed-market counterparts. Less transparency is one factor behind this view. Some emerging-market companies may also disadvantage minority shareholders. How can active and index-based investors address these issues?

  2. As interest rates in the U.S. started increasing in late 2015, many investors expressed concerns over the impact that rising rates could have on their investments. However, the tone of the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) shifted from “we’re a long way from neutral” in October last year to a more accommodative stance of “we will be patient” early this year, re-emphasizing that expression at the January 2019 Federal Open Market Committee meeting.

  3. A lot has been written about the persistence of the global small-cap premium. But what, apart from size, distinguishes small-cap stocks from their large- and mid-cap counterparts, and how can these distinctions help institutional investors?

  4. In recent years, pension funds around the world increasingly have shed their home bias and made global small-cap allocations.

  5. Institutional investors worldwide traditionally have tended to focus on the stocks of larger companies, finding them less risky, more liquid and offering greater investment capacity than small-cap stocks. But asset owners and managers increasingly are allocating strategically to the small-cap equity segment as part of their global equity portfolios i.e., via an “all-cap” approach.