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Is Europe more than the sum of its parts?

Is Europe more than the sum of its parts?

Blog postInvestors have a choice between investing in European stocks regionally or through local-country index-based portfolios. What are the pros and cons?

Using multi-country multi-currency futures in portfolio management

Using multi-country multi-currency futures in portfolio management

Blog postInvestors seeking to more tightly manage their exposures to regional or global benchmarks are turning to multi-country multi-currency futures.

Home bias in fixed income: Has it helped or hurt?

Home bias in fixed income: Has it helped or hurt?

Blog post: Has global diversification or home bias helped reduce risk in the fixed-income portfolios of defined-benefit pension plans? We analyzed more than a decade of data to gauge the risks of domestic-only and globally diversified bond portfolios.

Asian retail resilience: Have store hours affected performance?

Asian retail resilience: Have store hours affected performance?

Blog post: Industrial real estate has outperformed retail assets in recent years, but the trend has been less pronounced in Asia, where store hours, among other reasons, might have led to more resilient retail performance.

A new day for monetary policy

A new day for monetary policy

Andy Sparks discusses the dovish stance of the Fed and other major central banks.

How can active managers put ESG to work?

How can active managers put ESG to work?

Many active managers are concerned that using ESG data might disturb investment  processes or introduce unintended biases. What’s the evidence?

Why are small caps different?

Why are small caps different?

Apart from size, what distinguishes global small-cap stocks from their large- and mid-cap counterparts?