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Opinion

Peer group risk: The industry’s worst kept secret

Some funds are open and acknowledge their peer group focus, espousing that industry awards and new members are won through a competitive process and performance relative to peers needs to be actively managed. For other super funds, peer group risk management is undertaken behind closed doors, David Bell writes.
Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

In 1978, so the story goes, the world’s first investment product reflecting a quantitative model was launched in the US by the former Wells Fargo investment division. It was a simple strategy which tilted the portfolio towards stocks that paid higher dividends. Since then quantitative investment strategies have come a long way, with both the […]
Roundtables

Out of the box: the future of quantitative funds management

In 1978, so the story goes, the world’s first investment product reflecting a quantitative model was launched in the US by the former Wells Fargo investment division. It was a simple strategy which tilted the portfolio towards stocks that paid higher dividends. Since then quantitative investment strategies have come a long way, with both the […]