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Bond/equity correlation: how to hedge the free lunch
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Bond/equity correlation: how to hedge the free lunch

The relationship between equities and bonds is a central tenet of modern market behavior. In this article, Portfolio Manager Natasha Sibley considers whether investors should continue to take this easy source of diversification for granted.

Portfolio protection in a world of radical uncertainty
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Portfolio protection in a world of radical uncertainty

Should investors always be protected? If so, how can this be implemented? In this article, Portfolio Manager Mark Richardson describes the construction of a multi-faceted ‘protection’ strategy designed to mitigate a large range of unforeseeable market risks.

The end of the free put
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The end of the free put

In this article, portfolio Managers Aneet Chachra and Steve Cain consider to what extent the offsetting relationship between bonds and equities has held firm in 2020.

Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

Whatever happened to Goldilocks?

David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, and Steve Cain, Portfolio Manager, give a mid-year update of their market outlook, considering the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investment markets, and outlining the potential risks and opportunities they see for alternative strategies for the remainder of 2020.

What just happened in the oil market?
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What just happened in the oil market?

Mathew Kaleel, Portfolio Manager, Diversified Alternatives, outlines the confluence of events that caused a major global oil benchmark to trade below zero for the first time in history.

Market Fracture: View from the Multi-Strategy Team
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Market Fracture: View from the Multi-Strategy Team

Steve Cain, Diversified Alternatives Portfolio Manager, discusses the first three months of 2020, which saw one of the most significant market collapses in history, and his thoughts on what may lie ahead.

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Expected drawdowns – How much money should I lose?

Can historical and simulated data provide some guidance to what scale of asset price swings investors could expect over time? In this article Portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, address the value of drawdown probabilities in helping to calibrate our expectations of price moves.

Solving a hard problem with a simple model

Solving a hard problem with a simple model

In this article, portfolio manager Aneet Chachra considers the potential benefits of a simple tactical allocation model based on trailing relative returns when looking at US vs emerging markets, and the importance of moving quickly when making investment decisions.

Diversified alternatives: Trade developments and interest rates hold keys to economy in 2020

Diversified alternatives: Trade developments and interest rates hold keys to economy in 2020

John Fujiwara explains why a potential stock rotation and the shape of the yield curve are two themes meriting investors’ attention in 2020.

Diversified Alternatives 2020 outlook: Out of the Goldilocks zone?

Diversified Alternatives 2020 outlook: Out of the Goldilocks zone?

Will 2019 be considered the last hurrah? Could 2020 mark the beginning of a new era of volatility for global markets? David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, gives some insight into where he sees the most attractive areas of opportunity, and what this might mean for investors.

Portfolio rebalancing – pick a different day

Portfolio rebalancing – pick a different day

The majority of asset allocation models are rebalanced on the last day of the calendar month, but is this the best approach to maximize returns? Portfolio manager Aneet Chachra and David Elms, Head of Diversified Alternatives, tested the validity of this traditional market orthodoxy, with some surprising results.

Investors possibly ill-positioned for continued market rotation

Investors possibly ill-positioned for continued market rotation

Investors may not be sufficiently considering the prospects of a steadying US economy and a potential rise in inflation.