Investors are increasingly questioning whether the fear index, a reflection of volatility, is still a reliable indicator of market risk.
Roger BalchDecember 14, 2017
In a world of increased volatility and low returns, absolute return strategies focused on capital preservation are more important than ever.
Ben HurleyDecember 5, 2017
Intech boss Adrian Banner argues that institutional investors need to take a smarter and more dynamic approach to managing volatility risk.
Amanda WhiteNovember 27, 2017
Industry super funds have learned valuable lessons about preparing members for the tough times, REI Super chief executive Mal Smith writes.
Mal SmithOctober 19, 2017
Maritime Super is offering a managed volatility overlay to its growth and balanced options, a process it has described to members as ‘avoid jumping ship’. It has taken the move to prevent the damaging impact of members switching out of equities into cash during periods of market downturn. Milliman has been hired to apply futures […]
David RowleyJune 16, 2014
Superannuation funds will make a big shift into low-volatility smart-beta products over the next 12 months, according to Fraser Murray, head of equities at Frontier Advisors. Speaking at a packed Investment Management Consultant Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney, Murray told how there had been little activity in this space until now, but this was about […]
David RowleyOctober 21, 2013
The ability of dynamic asset allocation to enhance return and reduce risk in volatile markets was questioned at our most recent Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) seminar in Sydney. Nader Naeimi, head of dynamic asset allocation at AMP Capital, and Mark Wills, head of investment solutions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), both described their […]
John PinkertonOctober 4, 2013