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.
Stocks extended gains in March as countries pushed ahead with their COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, the US passed a new stimulus package and major central banks indicated they are likely to keep interest rates low even as the economy rebounds.
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.
Qontigo’s Global Head of Sustainable Investment spoke at the Eurex Derivatives Forum Frankfurt 2021, where he discussed the need to set clear frameworks in ESG investing and provide customized sustainable solutions for investors.
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.
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.
The new index tracks companies that control their environmental risk and limit their impact on the world’s waters and land. As with other solutions in the Select family, the index prioritizes companies with low volatility and high dividends.
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.
International Women’s Day presents an opportunity to acknowledge how far the asset-management industry has come in advancing women’s rights in recent years, and to recognize how much more needs to be done.