Editor, Quant investing
Rob Mannix is the desk editor for investment, covering systematic investment strategies from quant funds to factor investing. He was previously responsible for Risk.net’s insurance coverage.
Based in the London office, Rob is interested in developments in the use of new types of data, the application of machine learning in investment, and research into systematic sources of return in markets.
Rob joined Infopro Digital (then Incisive Media) in 2008, having previously worked at Euromoney Institutional Investor, covering legal and regulatory issues affecting capital markets.
Ties between alternative risk premia and fixed income closer than appreciated
Stocks rated for value are historically cheap compared with growth stocks, evidence shows
Average fund is down almost 5%, but gap between best and worst performers is 14%
Investment approach’s diversification benefits can’t be relied on in the short term
Firm says conventional investing wisdom is missing out on alpha
Goldman, Robeco challenge conventional ‘bottom-up’ portfolio design
Firms turn to machine learning, hybrid products and new markets to boost returns
All Weather fund's approach remains poorly understood, says Prince
The week on Risk.net, August 4–10
Founder explains decision to scale back weighting of strategy that made firm’s name
State Street, Amundi, HSBC sharpen trading tactics to exploit index changes
Time-sensitive measure could help manage systemic risk too
Pension fund cuts risk to guard against correlation switchback
One trendy investment approach reinforces another
Standardised data would improve systemic risk monitoring and save firms billions, say data engineers
Market feedback loops have a signature that can be spotted and monetised, new fund SIMAG says
Common multi-factor strategies have hidden macroeconomic exposures, research shows
Research on how long trends last could help avoid fallout from drawdowns like February’s
Relationships between order flow and price “are stable through time and across stocks and sectors”