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  • Dynamic allocation and factor investing
    Dynamic allocation and factor investing Felix Goltz, Head of Applied Research at EDHEC-Risk Institute, and Director of Research at ERI Scientific Beta Recorded: Apr 12 2018 76 mins
    In this webinar, we will explore whether dynamic factor allocation can create value for investors. We will examine whether factor-based tactical allocation approaches are easy to implement and see how to account for cyclicality and conditionality of betas and premia in the context of factor investing solutions. We will present a case study of dynamic market beta adjustment and dynamic premia diversification of solutions to improve the conditionality of the performance of multi-factor strategies.

    Presented by:
    - Felix Goltz, Head of Applied Research at EDHEC-Risk Institute, and Director of Research at ERI Scientific Beta
    - Brendan Maton, IPE
  • Bringing Clarity to the Confusion of Smart Beta: MSCI FaCS
    Bringing Clarity to the Confusion of Smart Beta: MSCI FaCS Dimitris Melas, Mark Carver, MSCI; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Apr 3 2018 54 mins
    Factor Investing is transforming the way investors construct and manage portfolios. Join our webcast to learn about the evolution from Style Investing to Factor Investing taking place today. MSCI’s latest Factor innovation, MSCI FaCS and Factor Box provide the framework and standard for evaluating, implementing and reporting Factor allocations.

    In this webcast we will:

    • Introduce MSCI FaCS and MSCI Factor Box
    • Demonstrate how to analyze your portfolio, compare fund to fund or funds to benchmarks and report fund or style characteristics using MSCI FaCS

    Presented by:
    - Dimitris Melas, Global Head of Core Equity Research, MSCI
    - Mark Carver, Executive Director, Americas Head of Factor Index Products, MSCI

    Moderated by:
    - Brendan Maton, IPE
  • Finding Growth in a Maturing Bull Market
    Finding Growth in a Maturing Bull Market Andrew Marks and Jason White, Artisan Partners; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Mar 27 2018 60 mins
    As the bull market enters its 10th year and valuations continue climbing across most market sectors, investors naturally begin to question where future growth may come from.

    Artisan Partners Growth Team is focused on identifying high-quality franchises that are on the cusp of or in the early stages of compelling profit cycles—wherever they may occur.

    As the market cycle matures, the team’s process becomes even more critical to identifying opportunities for accelerating profit growth.

    The Growth team’s Jason White, lead portfolio manager for the recently launched Artisan Global Discovery Strategy, will discuss where the team is finding compelling opportunities, even against the backdrop of a maturing bull market.

    Andrew Marks:
    Andrew Marks is a managing director of Artisan Partners UK and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Distribution.

    Jason White:
    Jason L. White, CFA, is a managing director of Artisan Partners and a portfolio manager on the Growth team

    Moderated by Brendan Maton, IPE
  • Green Taxonomies and Investing in Environmental Opportunities
    Green Taxonomies and Investing in Environmental Opportunities Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions, FTSE Russell; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Mar 20 2018 63 mins
    As sustainable investing moves into the mainstream of institutional investing many investors may be unsure why this once niche strand of portfolio construction has risen so rapidly in the rankings of investor consideration. Is it driven by values, global policy, or is it really about a pure investment rationale; enhancing returns and minimising risk? Or a mixture of all three?

    Join Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions at FTSE Russell as he seeks to elaborate on some of the issues and drivers that have led to the increased popularity of sustainable investing; explaining why green taxonomies are important and how FTSE Russell’s Green Revenues data model can help asset owners identify the companies that are engaged in the global transition to a green economy.

    Dan will go on to demonstrate how Green Revenues data is used within index construction and how asset owners have successfully used sustainability data and smart beta to build index solutions that eloquently combine risk premia with varying degrees of sustainable preference or parameters.

    Presented by:
    - Dan Carson, Head of Green Solutions, FTSE Russell
    - Brendan Maton, IPE
  • When Beta Fails, Are You Prepared?
    When Beta Fails, Are You Prepared? Jeppe Ladekarl, Allyson Pellissier & Paul Goldwhite, First Quadrant; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Mar 14 2018 61 mins
    Equity markets may be showing signs of vulnerability after experiencing a strong rally in stocks across some parts of the globe. With inflation concerns and rising rates weighing on fixed income assets, investors are wary of turning to this traditional source for return and diversification. Commonly used alternatives to these traditional beta sources come with their own challenges such as complexity, liquidity, lack of transparency and, in some cases, potentially stretched valuations.

    In this webcast, we offer a liquid and transparent approach to generating returns, especially during times of market stress. Please join Jeppe Ladekarl, Paul Goldwhite and Allyson Pellissier from our Macro Investment team, as they discuss how an allocation to macro may improve your portfolio's risk-adjusted return profile and why currency can be an effective medium for expressing macro views and delivering returns when investors need them most.

    Disclaimer:
    Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Potential for profit is accompanied by possibility of loss.

    Presented by:
    - Jeppe Ladekarl: Partner, Investments, First Quadrant
    - Allyson Pellissier, PhD: Associate, Investments, First Quadrant
    - Paul Goldwhite, CFA: Director, Investments, First Quadrant

    Moderated by:
    - Brendan Maton, IPE
  • Factor Investing in Long/Short Strategies
    Factor Investing in Long/Short Strategies Eric Shirbini, Global Research and Investment Solutions Director, ERI Scientific Beta; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Jan 30 2018 64 mins
    Long/short factor strategies allow well-documented factor premia to be harvested and hedging out market risk effectively cancels a major source of risk. Market-neutral factor strategies can be useful additions to portfolios with strong market exposure due to low correlation with directional market risk. In this webcast, Eric Shirbini, PhD, Global Research and Investment Solutions Director with ERI Scientific Beta, will explore the following points:

    • The challenges of a robust performance approach in the case of long/short multi-factor strategies
    • Improving factor spreads without sacrificing performance stability: the challenge of allocating between factors adapted to long/short strategies
    • How to ensure real market neutrality of long/short factor strategies
    • The importance of investability of long/short strategies in factor investing
  • Fixed Income Outlook 2018: sometimes even things that are fixed need a shake-up
    Fixed Income Outlook 2018: sometimes even things that are fixed need a shake-up Willem Verhagen, Marcelo Assalin and Gabriella Kindert, NN Investment Partners; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Dec 5 2017 77 mins
    Should global growth and interest rates move durably higher, professional fixed income investors will need to reassess their course and look for short duration and specialized solutions. During this webcast NN Investment Partners sets out two growth scenarios and their impact on a wide range of fixed income assets. NN Investment Partners will focus on two interesting asset classes that yield compelling returns for those willing to look for them:

    • Future growth scenario’s and their impact on fixed income asset classes
    • Hidden EMD opportunities: Frontier Market Debt and Local Currency
    • Stay afloat in a rising rate environment with Alternative Credit solutions

    Presented by;
    • Willem Verhagen, senior Investment Strategist, NN Investment Partners
    • Marcelo Assalin, Head of Emerging Market Debt, NN Investment Partners
    • Gabriella Kindert, Head of Alternative Credit, NN Investment Partners

    Moderated by:
    • Brendan Maton, IPE
  • Why have most smart beta and factor investing offerings underperformed recently?
    Why have most smart beta and factor investing offerings underperformed recently? Eric Shirbini, Global Research and Investment Solutions Director, ERI Scientific Beta; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Nov 28 2017 68 mins
    Topics covered include:

    • Sources of smart beta performance
    • Market beta: the glaring omission from smart beta and factor investing offerings
    • Mismanagement of market beta: consequences for the conditionality of smart beta performance
    • An all-weather beta one long-only strategy
  • Smart(er) Beta: Not a 'one-size-fits-all' approach
    Smart(er) Beta: Not a 'one-size-fits-all' approach Boyan Filev, Co-Head of Quantitative Equities, Aberdeen Asset Management; Brendan Maton, IPE Recorded: Oct 27 2017 66 mins
    In this webcast Boyan Filev, Co-Head of Quantitative Equities, Aberdeen Asset Management, will discuss the various smart beta methodologies that exist and how these impact investment outcomes. He will cover a broad range of topics including:

    · Multifactor vs. single factor approaches
    · The impact of using optimisation techniques
    · The size of the investment universe
    · Frequency of rebalancing
    · Benefits of integrating ESG
  • Charting a Path to Alternatives Transparency
    Charting a Path to Alternatives Transparency Mark Austin and Stuart Lawson, Northern Trust; Hamish Mair, BMO Global Asset Management Recorded: Oct 19 2017 63 mins
    Practical Insights on the Rise of Transparency Considerations in Asset Allocation

    Investor priorities have shifted since the 2008 financial crisis, but one trend is clear: transparency has become paramount.

    As investor appetite for non-correlated assets grows apace, the volume and complexity of alternatives in their portfolios is burgeoning. In order to obtain a level of transparency similar to that available for their traditional long-only investments, they need to overcome the challenges of monitoring, valuing and reporting on this comparatively opaque and illiquid asset class.

    The webcast will:

    • Review the key findings from Northern Trust/Economist Intelligence Unit’s recent survey of 200 asset managers and institutional investors on the rise of transparency considerations in asset allocation
    • Share examples of how investors and managers are managing these considerations
    • Explore the role of data in the management process and discuss who ultimately takes responsibility for transparency

    Presented by:
    • Mark Austin, Head of UK Institutional Investor Group at Northern Trust
    • Stuart Lawson, Alternatives Global Product Manager at Northern Trust
    • Hamish Mair BSc, MBA, ASIP, Director and Head of Private Equity, BMO Global Asset Management

    Moderator:
    • Brendan Maton, IPE

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