Tactical Alpha


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 …

Diversification – What Most Novice Investors Miss About Trend Following

Diversification – What Most Novice Investors Miss About Trend Following

The true benefit of trend following is only realized when investors take advantage of the extreme liquidity and diversity of global futures markets to trade a wide range of markets across all major asset categories. Our analysis shows that an investor would have achieved more than double the risk-adjusted performance of a median equity trend strategy by trading a diversified strategy across many diverse markets.

Dr. Kathryn Kaminsky:Managed Futures Trend Following Q&A

Dr. Kathryn Kaminsky:
Managed Futures Trend Following Q&A

Last week we were jazzed to have Dr. Kathryn Kaminski deliver a comprehensive presentation on Managed Futures Trend Following: The Ultimate Diversifier, where she covered the role of convergent and divergent strategies, and introduced other important themes like:

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 …