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Xiaowei Kang

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Articles by Xiaowei Kang

    Global Equity Allocation

    Research Report | Mar 1, 2011 | Subramanian Aylur, Giacomo Fachinotti, Xiaowei Kang, Frank Nielsen

    If you would like to gain a greater understanding of current practices and emerging trends in the implementation of global equity allocation policies, take a look at Global Equity Allocation, three of our most popular papers on this topic compiled into one easy-to-read publication.

    Some Like It Hot

    Research Report | Jan 26, 2011 | Giacomo Fachinotti, Xiaowei Kang, Frank Nielsen

    As part of the MSCI Research series on global equity implementation, this paper reviews the active management opportunity in different market segments, and discusses the role of very active mandates across segments in a core-satellite portfolio structure. Our research based on manager performance data over the last 10 years indicates that there is little evidence that average emerging markets or small cap managers have produced higher or more persistent risk-adjusted returns relative to...

    The "New Classic" Equity Allocation?

    Research Report | Oct 6, 2010 | Giacomo Fachinotti, Xiaowei Kang, Frank Nielsen

    The recent financial crisis led many institutional investors to review their asset allocation policies and explore alternative approaches to implementation. MSCI recently held discussions around the world with major pension plans, asset managers, and investment consultants to understand different approaches to implementing equity allocation. Following these consultations, we provide a framework for the implementation of global equity allocation. Our research suggest that global equity...

    Applications of Systematic Indices in the Investment Process

    Research Report | Sep 7, 2010 | Dimitris Melas, Xiaowei Kang

    Systematic factors account for a substantial part of long-term portfolio performance. While market-cap indices represent effective instruments to capture the market beta, systematic indices are important tools to capture additional style and strategy betas. A factor based approach to asset allocation is increasingly gaining recognition among institutional investors. Systematic indexes could facilitate the implementation of such factor based asset allocation, by enabling investors to capture...

    The BP Oil Crisis Spills Over to UK Domestic Portfolios

    Research Report | Jun 16, 2010 | Dimitris Melas, Xiaowei Kang, MSCI Applied Research

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has turned into a catastrophic event with major environmental and financial implications. Has this stock specific event had an impact on the wider market? What are the implications for institutional portfolios? What are the long-term investment repercussions from this crisis? This research bulletin discusses these important questions facing institutional investors in the aftermath of the BP oil spill crisis.

    A Fresh Look at the Strategic Equity Allocation of European Institutional Investors

    Research Report | Jan 8, 2010 | Dimitris Melas, Xiaowei Kang

    MSCI Barra has recently published three research papers that examine the current equity asset allocation practices in the US, UK, and Japan and identify an increasing adoption of a global approach to equity allocation. This paper reviews the current strategic equity allocation policies of European institutional investors. It discusses the evidence that challenges the separation of equity policy portfolio into domestic/international allocations or regional allocations at the strategic level,...