Industry Voices

Commentary: Fighting climate change with active engagement

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Progress on the environment, and on many other social issues, increasingly will be driven by market forces, not public policy.
Commentary: Bringing a human touch to investment data analytics

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Predicting investment success is about filtering, behavioral inputs, connecting the dots and constantly reassessing the odds.
Closing the infrastructure funding gap: accessing the private sector

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Infrastructure investment, a key driver of GDP growth, is still underfunded.
Commentary: Driving capital to impact investing with an eye on 2030

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Too much capital is on the sidelines. The world needs it to be put to work in order to safeguard the future of our planet.
Commentary: Passive investing – another financial bubble?

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Indiscriminate allocation of capital is not investing, it's speculation. Rampant speculation has caused financial bubbles.
Commentary: Managed futures and risk mitigation

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Investors' portfolios can benefit from the risk-mitigating characteristics of managed futures and in particular from systematic trend following strategies.
Commentary: Emerging markets are now masters of their own fate

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Investors must look past the market beta of the broad emerging market universe to reap idiosyncratic alpha from specific themes and sectors.
Commentary: Toward simplicity in asset valuation models

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When valuing illiquid assets, complexity often breeds confusion. Clarity can better be found in sophisticated-but-simple models.
Commentary: Convertibles – capture the upside with downside protection

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Convertibles have undergone a significant positive structural transformation in the past decade, providing a compelling risk-return profile.
Commentary: The great QE unwind is coming

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The Federal Reserve's plan to shrink its balance sheet could have substantially greater effects on markets than conventional interest rate increases.
Commentary: Hedge fund land – an expensive amusement park?

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Hedge funds have been criticized for pricey fees and other issues, but they still have a role in portfolio construction — just don't get taken for a ride.
Commentary: Wall Street analyst behavior – source of alpha

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Behavioral biases, formed by Wall Street estimates, can help investors capture excess returns. Here's how.
Commentary: Pensions regulation and the U.S.-U.K. special relationship

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The U.S. once led in pension reform, but the nation's growing retirement woes cry out for immediate fixes. Who will answer the call?
Commentary: Demystifying smart and alternative beta

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Investors need to understand the difference between smart beta and alternative beta because they serve different purposes in a portfolio.
Getting the PEPP right: the stakes are high for Europe's future pensioners

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Much is riding on the European Union's proposed regulation on a pan-European personal pension product.