Dispersion trading caught the attention of many in 2020 amid a marked divergence between different types of stocks (‘work-from-home’ vs. ‘reopening’ businesses) and factors (growth vs. value). We caught up with experienced market participants at Optiver and Ellipsis AM to find out more about how best to trade and exploit such market backdrops.
The STOXX Industry Neutral Ax Factor Indices were introduced in February and leverage Axioma’s advanced portfolio-construction tools and risk models. They provide a robust choice for investors looking to reduce unintended exposures and access the return of factors.
The TRFs on the EURO STOXX Banks Index and EURO STOXX Select Dividend 30 Index will be listed on Mar. 29. TRFs have seen strong demand from banks selling structured products and other market participants as a way to efficiently gain exposure to price-plus-dividend returns of shares and indices.
Qontigo’s Tax-Managed Investing solution enables asset managers to improve post-tax returns through tax savings. Two new whitepapers investigate the benefit of active tax management for investment strategies, focusing on a broad cap-weighted equity market index and on factor-based strategies.
Lyxor this week celebrates 20 years since the launch of the EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF. To mark this anniversary, we caught up with Lyxor’s Arnaud Llinas, Head of ETF and Indexing, and Stephan Flaegel, Head of Indices and Benchmarks at Qontigo, to hear from them how indices and ETFs have underpinned a revolution that has transformed Europe’s financial landscape.
Qontigo has partnered with Leverage Shares to provide indices for 25 innovative products that were listed on Mar. 17 and enable investors and traders to efficiently gain leveraged and short exposure to a set of underlying stocks.
It appears onerous and sometimes confusing, but the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) that kicked in this week aims to enhance and protect participation in sustainable investments — a cause well worth the trouble.
Dividend Yield strategies are starting to stage a comeback, no thanks to European banks. After banks stopped paying dividends and exited the STOXX Europe Select Dividend 30 index, the index saw large changes in its profile, with Real Estate contributing the largest proportion of dividend yield to the index, followed by Insurance. The tracking error […]
The macroeconomy has dominated financial news in recent weeks, driven in no small part by the specter of rising inflation. In a fortunate coincidence, Qontigo has just released the new Axioma Macroeconomic Projection Equity Factor Risk Model (WWMP4).
By selecting high-dividend stocks within universes screened for responsible-investing principles, the new suite broadens the possibilities for investors and showcases the versatility of index-based strategies.
The recent euphoric trading of GameStop and other high-flying stocks—prompted by retail traders trying to squeeze institutional short sellers out of their positions—had a substantial impact on specific risk, particularly on less diversified portfolios, but even large benchmarks such as the Russell 2000 have been affected. The frenzy produced large dislocations in equity-portfolio active risk. […]
ESG integration, sustainability, and impact investing…While there may be overlap in the meanings of these terms, they each represent a distinct approach to “doing well while doing good” in investor portfolios.