Subhajit Barman’s research focuses on developing new strategic indexes, including indexes based on factor and ESG exposures, as well as providing solutions to clients to address their investment challenges. Before joining MSCI, he served as a quantitative strategist in portfolio management at ING Investment Management, where he helped develop factor-based model portfolios specific to each fund. Subhajit holds a postgraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, as well as a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Mumbai.
Research and Insights
Articles by Subhajit Barman
How Portfolio-Weighting Schemes Affected Factor Exposures6 mins read Blog | Oct 15, 2020 |
Single-factor portfolios seek high exposure to a target factor and limited exposure to non-target ones. We assess the impact that common portfolio weighting schemes have on these exposures, as well as on portfolio efficiency, concentration and investability.
How to Describe a Factor5 mins read Blog | Sep 10, 2020 |
How to define a factor? It’s a challenge for asset owners and wealth managers in evaluating how well factor products meet investment objectives. We found an improved and more robust measure can be formed by combining multiple descriptors.
Flight to Quality: Understanding Factor InvestingReport | Sep 21, 2015 |
The quality factor has worked best in a "risk-off" market environment. Yet quality is not as well understood as other factors, despite being deeply embedded in Benjamin Graham’s value investing philosophy. In this Research Insight, we argue that the quality of a company can generally be evaluated along five key dimensions: Profitability, Earnings Quality, Financial Leverage, Asset Growth and Corporate Governance. Investors can replicate a variety of quality indexes, depending on their...