In this edition of VantagePoint, we explore the historical drivers of the value risk premium to determine if there have been any fundamental changes since 2007, the start of the global financial crisis, and to understand conditions that must be present for a sustained period of value outperformance.
In our view, hedge funds are a critical component of a strategic asset allocation and play an important role in long-term alpha generation as well as beta and correlation mitigation strategies. However, across strategies only a very small number of funds offer an appropriate level of risk-adjusted returns, and identifying those funds takes considerable time and resources.
Our hedge fund professionals diligently review the broad universe of hedge fund opportunities, identifying managers early in their life cycle and forming long-term business partnerships with those that we expect to generate attractive and sustainable risk-adjusted returns.
Our hedge fund expertise spans an array of strategies including long/short equity, event-driven, credit-focused, and global macro. Over the last four decades, our clients have benefited from the differentiated return streams, capital protection, and reduced volatility offered through these strategic partnerships.
Recent years have seen challenges for hedge funds and a shift toward low-fee passive and alternative risk premia (ARP) products in investor portfolios. In this paper, we investigate whether ARP and hedge funds are complementary or whether ARP funds are actually a viable replacement for hedge funds.
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No. While the Federal Reserve’s discussion of tapering asset purchases signals a shift toward tighter monetary policy, both the Fed and markets learned valuable lessons from the 2013 Taper Tantrum; the impact on bond yields should be limited.
Yes. We believe the underperformance of Japanese small-cap stocks in recent years will reverse, boosted by attractive relative valuations, stronger balance sheets, and growing pressure from shareholders and regulators.
Diversity is not just about gender or ethnicity—it is about having different perspectives, different points of reference, and different experiences. Homogeneous investment teams are more susceptible to groupthink, missing out on unknown opportunities, and being blind to some risks. Investors should consider diversity in the investment decision-making process, as we expect a diversity of thought and talent will lead to better investment outcomes than a process that ignores this important issue.