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Shubhangi Sharma

Shubhangi Sharma

Associate, Core Equity Research

Shubhangi Sharma is an Associate in the Core Equity Team at MSCI, working on quantitative strategies for portfolio construction. She has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Finance from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani in India. Shubhangi is currently studying towards CFA certification.

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Articles by Shubhangi Sharma

    Growth’s recent outperformance was and wasn’t an anomaly

    Blog | Sep 20, 2019 | Mehdi Alighanbari, Shubhangi Sharma

    Growth strategies have outperformed value strategies in recent years. Is growth’s recent performance an anomaly when we look at it in a long-term context? The answer: It depends on what you mean by a growth strategy.

    A Defensive Approach to Factor Portfolios

    Research Report | Sep 10, 2019 | Mehdi Alighanbari, Shubhangi Sharma

    Low-volatility indexes have been attractive to some investors, mainly due to their defensive and low-risk characteristics.

    The Growth-Factor Premium: Seeking a Systematic Approach for Capturing It

    Research Report | Jun 5, 2019 | Mehdi Alighanbari, Dimitris Melas, Shubhangi Sharma

    While used extensively by active managers as part of their security-selection decisions, the growth factor has been largely left out of the factor-index investing landscape, at least in its simplest form. This paper explores why and offers a way to capture this factor with a systematic, rules-based approach.

    The MSCI Minimum Volatility Indexes: 10 Years On

    Research Report | Dec 14, 2018 | Mehdi Alighanbari, Shubhangi Sharma

    2018 marked the 10-year anniversary of the MSCI Minimum Volatility Indexes. Launching just prior to the global financial crisis, which caused sharp equity market falls, and the indexes’ behavior “out-of-sample” since launch have led to adoption by a large number of asset owners and the indexes’ serving as the basis for a wide range of ETFs that have gathered significant assets. Here, we contrast 10 years of live data with the previous 10 years of backtesting, investigating changes in the...