Stocks posted their first monthly decline since January during September as rising prices from food to energy stoked concerns that central banks may have to raise interest rates just as an economic recovery is losing steam.
Investor sentiment has returned to the neutral zone, but continues to reflect an uneasy feeling about proclamations exhorting the post-pandemic’s positive impact on the economy while ignoring the continued spread of increasingly more virulent variants.
We posted a blog in May 2018 specifically for asset managers who were still trying to integrate legacy technology into their investment ecosystem. Three years later, APIs are a must across the financial industry but not all APIs are created the same. We’ve updated this blog to include what it means to be API-first.
We devised a series of co-branded indices that offer investors a spectrum of strategy tools and specific optionality, and gave our client flexibility, full support in index management, and the objectivity of a third-party index provider
A Qontigo analysis shows that the DAX enlargement contributed to the German benchmark’s diversification, decrease in concentration, stability and market representation, and resulted in relatively limited changes to style exposures. In most cases, those changes were not of significant nature.
The votes from Germany’s federal election have been counted, but the result was far from decisive. We may be weeks, or even months, away from knowing who will succeed Angela Merkel as the next chancellor.
We talk to Abhishek Gupta, FlexShares’ Senior Quantitative Strategist, about the company’s new ETFs covering low volatility and high dividend strategies in emerging markets. The funds, which track STOXX indices, include Northern Trust Asset Management’s proprietary quality and ESG screens, as well as climate filters, aimed at helping improve risk-adjusted returns.