In capital markets investing, the greater fool theory1 states that an investor buying a risk asset, no matter its current valuation, can always find a “greater fool” to buy it later at a higher price. The theory rests on the subjectivity of valuations and the fact that beauty (the attractiveness of the investment) is always […]
While taking risks by not wearing a mask offered zero upside in 2020, taking sentiment-savvy risks with your portfolio delivered bigtime. Using the Qontigo Sector ROOF Scores, we developed a methodology to construct Risk-On and Risk-Off variants of the STOXX USA 500 index portfolio.
Climate change was at the center of Qontigo’s Investment Intelligence Summit last month, in the week of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, as investors and supervisors discussed the impact of a changing environment on financial markets.
In the wake of failed last-minute talks between Britain and the European Union, both sides have now warned that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit is likely, despite a mutual commitment to continue negotiations. The pound is expected to take the brunt of any market reaction, but the impact on stock markets is less clear-cut. In this blog […]
Sustainability has moved from a tangential consideration to a crucial criterion in portfolio construction. A line-up of experts told this year’s Qontigo Investment Intelligence Summit how this evolution is re-shaping the entire investment landscape.
Liquidity provider Optiver conducts an environmental, social and governance (ESG) ‘pulse check’ of derivatives markets, by examining the performance of the most traded ESG future in Europe on multiple liquidity and commercial metrics.