Whitepaper - April 2019

Introducing Axioma’s ROOF Score Methodology

Creating a Market Sentiment indicator that provides an additional source of market timing information for existing investment strategies

In this whitepaper, we are undertaking an ambitious task of leveraging factor return and benchmark risk data from Axioma’s standard fundamental equity models to:

  • Determine whether we are in a risk-tolerant (risk-on) or risk-averse (risk-off) market; and
  • Develop a market-sentiment indicator that will help predict the future market risk behavior.

This paper will be beneficial to anyone explaining portfolio performance in a context of risk environment, or those who are trying to develop a view about future market performance.


Olivier d'Assier

Managing Director, Applied Research - APAC