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Optimal Currency Hedging for International Equity Portfolios

We explore currency exposures in international equity portfolios by decomposing the optimal currency portfolio into a “hedge portfolio,” which minimizes equity volatility, and an “alpha seeking portfolio” based on the well-documented currency styles of value, momentum and carry.

Working Paper

Deep Value

We examine the efficacy of a hypothetical deep value strategy—where the valuation spread between cheap and expensive securities is wide relative to its history—across global asset classes and also provide new evidence on competing theories for the value premium.

White Paper

Building a Better Deep Value Portfolio: Difficulties Mastered are Opportunities Won

Opportunistic contrarian investing is appealing to many investors, but challenging to implement. We think deep value is best approached by pairing discretionary expertise with a quantitative framework.

White Paper

Risk Without Reward: The Case for Strategic FX Hedging

In the wake of losses associated with the sharp rise in the U.S. dollar between 2014 and 2015, we look at the long-term case for strategic currency hedging.

White Paper

Chasing Your Own Tail (Risk), Revisited

As investors turn to addressing the risk of a severely declining market, we summarize five approaches to building a more resilient portfolio.

Working Paper

Factor Premia and Factor Timing: A Century of Evidence

We examine four prominent factor premia – value, momentum, carry, and defensive – over a century from six asset classes. The results offer support for time-varying risk premia models with important implications for theory seeking to explain the sources of factor returns.