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.
Alpha Availability: Identifying the Drivers of Active Manager Returns Across Markets and Investment Styles – Part 1
Over the past decade, our research has taken multiple in-depth looks at the exogenous drivers of what we think of as “alpha availability” among active managers.
In a market filled with liquidity and searching eagerly for the next growth story, electric vehicle (EV) companies, and their supply chain are seeing a lot of flows. Most famously, Tesla shot up 7x in 2020 after finally turning a profit for the first time in its history.
The best performing emerging market of the past decade gets no love from investors. Taiwan is a perennial underweight for active global emerging market (GEM) funds, despite being the best performing market over the past decade.
Although equity markets have been steadily rising, quantitative strategies have found it challenging to beat broad market indices, especially for the past three years. A number of macro catalysts, most notably, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, have created …
A we put 2020 firmly in the rear-view mirror, we simultaneously contemplate the state of fixed income markets as we head into 2021. We spent much of our commentary budget last year discussing the massive dislocation and subsequent recovery in fixed income markets while also viewing these from a historical perspective.
2020, a year characterized by a global pandemic, saw dramatic reversals in sentiment and leadership in equity markets. After being panic-stricken in the first quarter when the pandemic broke out…