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.
The recent news of effective COVID-19 vaccines propelled global stock indices to record highs. With that news came a big “sector rotation”, from industries that had so far benefitted from the crisis (Health Care, Information Technology) back into those that had suffered most (Energy, Financials). We used Axioma’s new Factor-based Fixed Income Risk Model (FFIRM) […]
Our annual event will be held virtually this year and focus on the ever-growing topic of sustainable investment. A line-up of experts will discuss the regulatory drivers and practical applications of integrating ESG considerations in portfolios.