Smart beta

Factor investing: get your exposures right!

This paper is devoted to the question of optimal portfolio construction for equity factor investing. The authors discuss the question of multifactor portfolio construction and show that the simplistic approaches often used by practitioners tend to be…

ETF investing – Building better portfolios

At the Asia ETF Forum 2019, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) welcomed industry experts from around the region to six key Asian exchange-traded fund (ETF) cities, offering attendees an updated view on the growing ETF market in Asia. This article…

Fundamentals fuelling smart beta in China

As Chinese equity markets mature and become increasingly driven by fundamentals, the time is right for international investors to invest in smart beta strategies, say Vincent Yam, head of trading, and Weiwei Wang, senior derivatives trader at Guotai…

Python – Is the buzz justified?

Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and its versatility and ease of use has enabled it to achieve widespread adoption in finance, becoming the multipurpose tool of choice for quantitative analysts and other financial…

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