Etienne Vincent, head of quantitative management at THEAM, explains the similarities between the four main recurring sources of outperformance in equity markets and the four cardinal virtues identified by Plato in his philosophical works
Three reasons why investors should consider small caps rather than their larger counterparts for their strategic asset allocation.
Portfolios of multiple Smart Beta indices can be replaced by more efficient robust portfolios with targeted factor exposures.
The Responsible Investment Policy is an integral part of the BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP IP) approach.
Credits markets have realized excellent performances so far since the beginning of the year, and they can remain like this throughout 2014.
Interest-rate liberalisation will be crucial to the success of China’s broader financial reform ambitions.
One of the key elements of our research process is what we call ‘horizon scanning’. We have recently considered on that research the farm animal welfare.
In European equities, employing a “straw hats in winter” strategy – when something is not in demand, it should be available at a lower price – can produce attractive returns.
The relationship between central banks and financial markets is complex.
Europe’s small and medium caps can earn relatively high returns, especially when their balance sheets are strong and their business generates plenty of cash.
Despite the huge scientific strides forward over recent decades in tackling illness and the ageing process, particularly in the field […]
The European Commission is betting on the building sector in order for the EU to become more energy-efficient.
BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP IP) has published a new book entitled CLIMAT[e], in collaboration with the GoodPlanet Foundation and Erik Orsenna, which examines the economic, social and environmental impacts of climate change.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety covers all Bangladeshi suppliers to the signatory companies and addresses a series of critical issues, and aims to assure safe working conditions.
When inflation expectations become unanchored it will be too late
As part of our 2014 webinar series to provide our clients with reliable information and insights, we have decided to organise a web conference (webinar) focused on “Why should European equities outperform?”.
European equities have enjoyed a major rally. Eurozone equities have fared even better.
Fundamental changes will be needed to ensure growth and tackle natural resource constraints or competition over them.