Asset Allocation


Global Equity Momentum: A Craftsman’s Perspective – Executive Summary

Global Equity Momentum: A Craftsman’s Perspective – Executive Summary

Quantitative investment researchers often seek uniquely optimal parameterizations of their strategies amongst a broad “robust” region of parameter choices. However, this ignores a critically important feature of investing – Diversification. By diversifying across many equally legitimate parameter choices – an ensemble – investors may …

Same Same But Different

Same Same But Different

The goal of this article is to illustrate how seemingly inconsequential changes to the trading mechanics of a strategy, which have little impact on the long-term expected performance, can have a material impact on results in the short-term.

Skis and Bikes:The Untold Story of Diversification

Skis and Bikes:
The Untold Story of Diversification

In most parts of Canada we have very distinct seasons. Some months of the year are temperate and relatively dry, while other months are cold and snowy. As a result, most Canadian towns of any size have stores that sell skis and bikes. Of course, they don’t inventory both skis and bikes at …

Dynamic Asset Allocation for Practitioners Part 4: Momentum Weighting

Dynamic Asset Allocation for Practitioners Part 4:
Momentum Weighting

To be crystal clear, our discussion will NOT focus on trying to identify which signals or parameters, or combinations of signals and parameters, are better or worse than others. While most quants – being tinkerers at heart – waste most of their time fine-tuning the parameters of …