Defying the Bear’s Grasp: The Emotional Journey of Achieving Managed Futures Prosperity

In this blog post, we will explore the historical trends and performance of managed futures strategies using the Tech Crisis of 2000 to March 13, 2003 as a case study, and why it may be relevant for the current macro environment. We will also delve deeper into the emotional challenges that investors face during these periods.

Peering Around Corners: How to Replicate Trend Following Managed Futures

Our latest research paper explores the construction of a replication strategy that captures the broad exposures to equities, fixed income, commodities, and currencies that are present in the Société Générale Trend Index, while also identifying the underlying strategies employed by trend-following managed futures funds. 

From All-Weather to All-Terrain Investing for the Stormy Decade Ahead

The endowment portfolio characterized by 60 percent in stocks and 40 percent in bonds has thrived over the past four decades, but sustained high inflation has the potential to lower returns and increase volatility in the years ahead. This has prompted an interest in All-Weather portfolios, which combine stocks and bonds with assets like commodities that may respond more favourably to inflation.

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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 …

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Over Two Centuries of Global Factor Premiums Paper Summary

The paper “Global Factor Premiums” analyzes well known return anomalies by employing long-term data not previously considered in the literature. They replicate seminal studies with a uniform methodology and introduce robust statistical tests that are resilient to p-hacking.

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Portfolio Optimization: Simple versus Optimal Methods

Our whitepaper “The Optimization Machine: A General Framework for Portfolio Choice” presented a logical framework for thinking about portfolio optimization given specific assumptions regarding expected relationships between risk and return. We explored the fundamental roots of common portfolio …

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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.

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