Robeco’s head of quant research warns it is ‘short-sighted’ to dismiss factor investing altogether
Apple, Amazon and Microsoft appear in the top 10 stocks for three different factors
Interestingly, its behaviour in the current environment ‘has been consistent with past downturns’
What the recent outperformance of value stocks in the wider economic context means
Products aim to help investors navigate the market
Barriers to entry have fallen and investors are increasingly looking at fixed income factor strategies, says Invesco
Factor investing has many advantages, says Freddy van Mulligen, head of equity and fixed income manager selection at the Dutch institutional money manager. But he still can’t do without active managers.
Three quarters of institutional investors in Europe are planning to beef up their allocations to so-called alternative risk premia, or smart beta, according to research by Cerulli. But what factors are most sought after is determined by investors’ nationality.
Vector Navigator is the name of the global equity fund most close to Bart van de Ven’s heart. It’s a long-standing name in the client portfolios of the Belgian wealth manager Accuro.
Value stocks were the stellar performers in all equity markets in 2016. The three factors that had shown most outperformance in recent years, however, disappointed investors last year.