Sino-pessimism is easy to find these days, perhaps with good reason. China spent 2021 cracking down on its most lucrative businesses, shuttering entire for-profit sectors, seeing several large property companies teeter on the edge of bankruptcy, suffer energy shortages, constrain the economy under an ongoing zero-Covid policy.
The Differentiated Income strategy is a yield driven approach that derives alpha from unique, and diverse income streams. Income/yield is enhanced through callable securities, optionality, security structure, and variable rate coupons.
Having introduced concepts in artificial intelligence and different types of machine learning (ML) models in our previous post, we will now discuss specific applications of machine learning in investment management, the benefits of using these models, and the challenges inherent in their use.
Machine Learning is a broad term used to describe the study of computer algorithms that can improve automatically through experience and by the use of data. Machine learning algorithms build a model based on sample data…
We began last quarter’s commentary by discussing the historical context that put the first quarter performance in the history books as one of the most negative quarters for total return on record given the violent interest rate move.
Equity markets posted strong returns in the second quarter of 2021 as a substantial decline in U.S. COVID-19 cases combined with a fast-paced economic reopening across the country led to a surge in economic growth that helped stocks rally to new highs over the past three months.
Concerns over inflation continue to dominate the marketplace. June’s 0.9% rise in core CPI was well above forecasts, as were the April and May prints. Bond yields (which are used to discount risk assets) have oscillated between a high of 1.77% in March to 1.3% recently, as concerns over inflation (and new corona virus variants) have waxed and waned.