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Active vs. Passive: travelling in the wrong direction?

Black cab or Uber? Active or passive investing? Both choices are valid under different circumstances, and savvy investors need to work out how to navigate the different routes. It’s a predicament many of us have probably faced at least once, what with the recent disruptive growth of the world’s now most popular, app-based taxi service.

June 16, 2016 Categories: Markets

The two flavours of mean reversion

Most investors are familiar with mean reversion, the idea that extremes tend not to persist, and that outstandingly good (or bad) performance tends back toward the average in time. Far fewer are familiar with the fact that there are two distinct types of mean reversion, and these two types need to be handled differently. The

Sep 25, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy
Russell Investments Wire risk to liabilities

Liability surrogates can be attractive – but don’t surrender to the sloths!

With real interest rates incredibly low, investors are seeking better ways of liability driven investment than just buying more gilts. One option we have been exploring for clients is “liability surrogates”. Liability surrogates are an emerging group of assets which can undertake a similar role to index-linked gilts but provide a more attractive return than

Mar 26, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

To 1,500 and beyond?

It’s only the very start of 2013 and the market has already broken through our year-end S&P 500® Index target of 1,500. This doesn’t make us bearish, but it does make us cautious. We still expect equities to outperform bonds over the medium term, but shorter-term, it’s worth remembering that markets move in cycles of

Feb 5, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

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