This research insight by MSCI, shows global small caps still exhibit distinct characteristics that provide opportunities for portfolio diversification and active management. Revisiting Global Small Caps (Jul 2010) (PDF)
Tech focus: How Canada’s BCI created a centralized trading framework
Canada's BCI, the $211.1 billion asset manager, has transitioned to an active in-house global asset manager requiring robust systems, processes and specialised expertise. A recent White Paper explains how the process has led the investor to build a value-added, modern centralized trading framework.
Sarah RundellMarch 7, 2023
Don’t shy away from emerging markets in volatile times
Good quality, holistic research is more important than ever when assessing emerging markets investments with a sustainability lens, argues a portfolio manager at Newton Investment Management.
Ben HurleyDecember 6, 2022
ADIA sets up ADIA Labs in another boost to tech capabilities
ADIA is setting up ADIA Labs in another boost to its tech capabilities. Focussing on data science, AI, machine learning and quantum computing, the research unit will help inform global trends set to drive returns in the future like the transition, blockchain, financial inclusion or space.
Sarah RundellOctober 20, 2022
Sustainability Harvard - September 2022
Kotkin: China bears may have been right about Western resilience
ESG-focussed investors are having a hard time justifying their China exposure to boards. They will need to develop new narratives if they want to stay in the China game, argues historian Stephen Kotkin.
Ben HurleySeptember 30, 2022
Crypto not suitable for fiduciaries, but opportunities in underlying tech
Cryptocurrencies do not live up to the investment hype and offer nothing but enormous volatility to institutional portfolios, according to PGIM’s mega-trend research team.
Ben HurleySeptember 7, 2022
Warnings increase as rising rates puts LDI under strain
The number of warning voices increases as rising interest rates puts pressure on LDI strategies, forcing more pension funds to sell assets to maintain leverage levels.
Sarah RundellSeptember 5, 2022
The complex science of integrating impact into portfolio design
Incorporating impact into a risk/return framework creates additional dimensionality and significantly increasing the complexity of the portfolio design challenge. David Bell from The Conexus Institute explores the technical challenge of navigating the 3-D investment framework.
David BellJuly 21, 2022