Fotios Kassianidis is an Executive Director and Head of the Indexed Investments & Solutions team at MSCI which engages with clients in the execution of their investment propositions along with product selection linked to MSCI Index strategies. He has previously worked in JP Morgan Private Bank as a Quant Investment Risk Manager as well as in Barclays Wealth where he covered various roles from Quant Analyst, Portfolio Construction Analyst and Portfolio Manager of Multi-Asset class UCITS funds and Discretionary client portfolios. Fotios holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Ioannina (Greece) and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glasgow (UK) and his work has been published in various international scientific journals and conferences.
Research and Insights
Articles by Fotios Kassianidis
The Relationship Between Inflation and Commodities2 mins read Quick Take | Jul 15, 2022 |
While global inflation has accelerated over the last few months, the expectation for some countries is that inflation has peaked while others anticipate further increases.
Emerging Markets: Sector and Industry Diversity2 mins read Quick Take | Jun 29, 2022 |
Industry and revenue lenses can provide additional insights to investors beyond a traditional sector analysis.
US Inflation and Interest Rates: A Sectors’ Perspective3 mins read Quick Take | Jun 1, 2022 |
Inflation in the U.S. has accelerated over the last 18 months to a high of 8.5% in March (8.3% in April), a level that was last observed in the early 1970s.
Energy-Sector Drivers3 mins read Quick Take | May 18, 2022 |
Looking at sectors through a factor lens may provide additional insights for investors in terms of explaining performance.
Valuations Can Help in Evaluating Sectors2 mins read Quick Take | Apr 6, 2022 |
Along with other factors, comparing current sector valuations to longer-term averages has helped investors as they make decisions about whether to rotate in or out of specific sectors.
Sector Momentum2 mins read Quick Take | Mar 11, 2022 |
Our research has shown that an industry momentum approach, which involves investing in industries with the best recent performance, outperformed broad-market equity indexes in developed-market regions from 2000 to 2021.
Changing Sectors, Changing Correlations3 mins read Quick Take | Feb 16, 2022 |
When considering new sector exposures in their portfolios, investors can review correlations between existing and potential allocations to better understand whether these sectors’ returns moved in the same direction or if exhibited a differentiated return pattern.
Sector Leaderboard Changed as Inflation Picked Up2 mins read Quick Take | Feb 2, 2022 |
U.S. Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, has made it official: We can no longer label the period of current inflation as transitory.
Have Sectors Driven Stock Returns?2 mins read Quick Take | Jan 19, 2022 |
When investors construct portfolios, they may do so based purely on bottom-up stock selection, or they may incorporate an element of top-down construction by adjusting the portfolio’s allocation to sectors, countries or factors.