Large and relatively sophisticated institutional investors are increasingly asking external managers to implement such strategies and seeking to build up their own capabilities, a survey shows.
Nov 3, 2016
Focusing on environmental, social and governance factors improves the performance of emerging-market equity indices but not developed-market ones, finds new research.
Steven Carroll of Thomson Reuters explains how portfolio managers can gain a real edge by using factor-based models.
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