What role for Smart Beta      in portfolio construction?      Newsletter   

Newsletter: What role for Smart Beta in portfolio construction?

What role for Smart Beta in portfolio construction?

  Have investors regain interest toward Smart      Beta and factor strategies so far this year?      Food for thoughts   

Factor or sector, active or index funds: who are the winners so far in 2022?

Have investors favoured factor or sector strategies in this chaotic context? What is the place of smart beta in investors’ portfolios?  Has the turbulent economic and financial context of 2022 called into question investors’ appetite for sustainable investing?  What happened in August on the flows?

  Should investors prefer      active or passive management?      Food for thoughts   

New elements in the active / passive fund debate

Jean Marie Catala and Arabelle Conte for AFG shared their view on the debate relying on BSD Investing research.

  Active vs passive funds:     what investors did during H1 2022?      Food for thoughts   

Active vs passive funds: what did investors do during the first half of 2022?

How to analyse what investors have done during this turbulent semester in the financial markets? Did they prefer active management or passive management? Is this a harbinger of a change in trend, or just a temporary rebalancing after two years marked by the Covid 9 pandemic?  

  Response to SPIVA and Morningstar      Food for thoughts   

Seeking a fair performance comparison between active and passive funds

Marlene Hassine Konqui, CEO of BSD Investing questions SPIVA and Morningstar methodologies to compare active vs passive fund performances

  How to fairly allocate between      active and passive funds?      Food for thoughts   

BSD Investing research: Issues and solutions to build optimal portfolios

What are the issues of existing active vs passive fund performance comparisons? What are the solutions? How to build optimal portfolios?

  Do sustainable active funds vs ETFs     continue to attract inflows      in Q1 2022      Sustainable Flows   

Active funds vs ETFs: Are investors’ portfolios more sustainable? 

Did investors continue to focus on active management or ETFs for sustainable investments in the first quarter of 2022? Article 8 or 9 sustainable funds: where are the assets of ETFs vs active funds? Is the increase of sustainable fund assets accompanied by a change in fund benchmarks?

  Focus on Eurozone     equity funds      Food for thoughts   

Active funds vs ETFs: Did Eurozone equity funds benefit from the market recovery in March 2022?

Did investors favour active management or ETFs on Eurozone equities in March 2022?  How have active funds vs. ETFs performed in this segment?  What impact for portfolio construction?

  Positive flows into      passive funds in February 2022      Flows   

Active funds vs ETFs: in a context of geopolitical crisis, what allocation choices did investors make?

Did investors prefer active management or ETFs in February 2022?  In which geographical areas or strategies have the flows been concentrated?   What impact for portfolio construction?

  Should you prefer ETFs or     active funds to invest in      bond markets?      Food for thoughts   

Active funds vs ETFs: Where have bond investors been taking refuge since the beginning of the year?

Have investors favoured active management or bond ETFs in early 2022?  How have active funds vs. ETFs performed in this segment?  What impact for portfolio construction?