The rise of alternative data sets is likely to create a wider dispersion of investors’ returns as the wide range of available data will lead investors to take more varying approaches than they have done so in the past, according to APG Asset Management. Until recently, most financial strategies have relied on a handful of […]More Details
Gerben de Zwart, Head of Quantitative Equities at Dutch pension behemoth APG, believes that the rise in the use of alternative datasets will see a divergence of manager returns, as they will have to pick and choose which databases to analyse.More Details
Revisiting Insurance Portfolios with Allianz The shift towards structurally lower interest rates globally in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, and indeed the existence of negative interest rates in many countries, has forced a range of investors to re-think their longer term structural asset allocation approaches. In this lunchtime presentation, Allianz Australia’s CIO Anthony […]More Details
Legend has it that the ostrich buries its head into the ground instinctively when confronted with danger, with a ‘view’ that it is well protected. Unfortunately this myth is blind to the fact that the ostrich has many natural defences, including its superior speed. There seems to be a consensus among market commentators that US […]More Details
Ravens are commonly associated with caution, if not impending doom. In the hit series Game of Thrones, the actors are heard multiple times uttering the expression: “Dark wings, dark words”, referring to the fact that urgently delivered messages by ravens are often bad news. But this image is deceptive, as it detracts from the fact that […]More Details
"He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
Friedrich August von Hayek