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From Fragility to Robustness: The Value of Ensembles A Case Study in Robust Equity Momentum

We explore the mirror concepts of fragility & robustness using a slimmed-down version of the Newfound/ReSolve Robust Equity Momentum Index.

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 …

Over Two Centuries of Global Factor Premiums
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Hot off the press, a new paper by Guido Baltussen, Laurens Swinkels and Pim van Vliet at Dutch quant powerhouse, Robeco, covers global multi-asset factor premiums over an unprecedented sample of 217 years. We thought the topics and findings were important and timely...

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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.

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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:

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ReSolve 2017 Year-End Report

Adaptive Asset Allocation mandates targeting a volatility closer to the long-term profile of global equities (16%-20%) produced almost double the return of U.S. stocks, with some mandates achieving over 40% return.

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2017 Year-End Review

Don’t be fooled. Strong investment results are a function of proven process + relentless discipline + favorable conditions. Sometimes the best process followed with vigilant discipline delivers disappointing results. In other years these qualities are enhanced by...

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2017 Year-End Review

Don’t be fooled. Strong investment results are a function of proven process + relentless discipline + favorable conditions. Sometimes the best process followed with vigilant discipline delivers disappointing results. In other years these qualities are enhanced by...

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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 …

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