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China Races Against Time as Demographic Drag Looms

Senior Economist—Asia

The next decade will be critical for China as it seeks to further modernize its economy before demographic headwinds kick in. With cheap labor supply drying up and productivity gains moderating, failure to implement appropriate reform may push China into the so-called middle-income trap.

May 29, 2013


A New Version of Risk Parity

Co-Chief Investment Officer, Tail Risk Parity, and Senior Portfolio Manager—Quantitative Investment Strategies
Director—Fixed Income Absolute Return
Nobel Laureate, Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford University

Most traditional asset allocation products suffered the same fate as equities during the 2008 credit debacle, leading investors to question their value and embrace risk parity as an allocation method of choice.

April 12, 2013


No Time to Be Passive—Get Active Now

After the recent market rout, plans face difficult questions about how best to get their equity portfolios back on track. The long performance drought among traditional active managers has many sponsors wondering if they’d be better off shifting into low-fee, index-tracking alternatives. But our research suggests that plans seeking refuge in passive strategies could miss out on what may prove to be a powerful alpha recovery.

January 26, 2009

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