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Contributions by Daniel R. Barrera
It’s clear that some companies were better positioned to take advantage of a remote work environment than others. We built a hypothetical “remote-operation capacity” factor to seek to measure the effect on different firms.
What Type of Companies Were Best Prepared for Remote Work?Jul 9, 2020 Download Document
COVID-19 disrupted the operating models of many businesses and forced a shift to remote working, digitization and low-contact transactions and services, which we term “Remote Operation Capability” (ROC). Some corporations were better positioned to take advantage of a remote, automated and digitized operating environment. We utilized machine-learning and natural language-processing techniques to build a potential ROC factor that looks at the extent to which a company was more likely to thrive in such an environment. The techniques we present potentially could be leveraged to capture other emerging or long-term themes.
GICS changes: Risk depends on how it’s measuredSep 21, 2018 Learn More
As some very large companies switch sectors because of changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) structure, there will likely be implications for investors. We looked at how these changes may affect the risk profiles of six of the largest reclassified companies.