Smart beta not really for the mainstream, says UBP
Smart-beta strategies are unlikely to overtake traditional fund products and become a mainstream investment tool, argues Nicolas Faller, co-CEO of asset management at Union Bancaire Privée.
Nordic selectors warm to developed market govt bonds
Sentiment towards developed market government bonds moves to ‘neutral’ in Nordic region, but remains ‘negative’ for pan European selectors.
End of QE requires radical rethink
The end of the QE-led economic cycle means investors may need a more diversified portfolio – with defensive equities such as healthcare, commodities and short-term high-yield bonds – to ensure outperformance as we enter a period of greater uncertainty, according to analysts at Denmark’s Saxo Bank.
Five ways to integrate ESG into investments
The days of treating ESG and sustainability matters as “extra curricular” are numbered and will be the differentiator for investments in the future, according to Legg Mason affiliates. Click through the slides below to find out five ways to integrate ESG into investments.
Investors exposed to soaring duration in Vanguard Lifestrategy
Vanguard’s £9.6bn Lifestrategy range is exposing investors to interest rate risk, as governments and corporates buying up cheap, long-dated debt skew duration in indices that the passives giant tracks.
Spotting defaults in high yield portfolios
Defaults normally take a couple of years after the first warning signs and therefore can usually be predicted, said Vivek Bommi, European high yield and global high yield manager for Neuberger Berman. He explains some of the red flags and his approach to risk.