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Has the Pandemic Turned the Commodity Markets Upside Down?
Commodity supply chains came into focus in the first half of 2020, with extreme price volatility affecting a wide range of commodities including energy, food, copper, and gold. Will that volatility persist as global economies rebound?
How Has COVID-19 Affected Active vs. Passive Performance?
Some investors think active funds are more likely to outperform in times of crisis, but what does the data say? Join industry experts at S&P DJI and Larry Swedroe, Chief Research Officer, Buckingham Wealth Partners, to see how active managers fared against their benchmarks in the past few months and beyond.
Divesting, Decarbonizing, De-risking, and Aligning with 1.5C: Climate Change Investing in 2020
Investors recognize that climate change is one of the most pressing threats to society, and that alignment offers potential opportunities for capital appreciation. In spite of that, choice paralysis can creep in when investors face the ever-growing number of climate change products, many of which operate using different terminologies and objectives.
What's Next? Perspectives on Sectors in Unsure Times
While COVID-19 has clearly hit some sectors harder than others, it's less clear which sectors may bounce back once the dust starts to settle. How can advisors make more informed sector allocation decisions for the near- and long-term by looking beyond recent equity performance?
How do Dividend Strategies Fare in the Face of Uncertainty?
With some companies around the world cutting or suspending dividend payments, many income-seeking investors are searching for the yield opportunities that do still exist, while wondering just how much the dividend playbook has changed in the span of weeks.
The S&P 500 in India: Why it Matters
As new opportunities arise in India's ETF market, join us to learn more about passive investing and how the iconic U.S. benchmark may complement Indian investors' core holdings.
Defending Your Core with Factors
Now that the coronavirus has turned the market on its head after an 11-year bull run, investors will be forced to navigate large spikes in volatility for the foreseeable future. How can defensive factor strategies help advisors avoid retreating from the equity market and help protect client assets?
Accounting for Hidden Risks Future Down the Curve
As market volatility spikes during record-low yields, insurers have to look further down the curve. This introduces particular risks, causing some investors to rethink their allocations. How might insurers assess and quantify duration, liquidity, and penalty risks while optimizing yield amid challenging market conditions?
Harnessing Active vs. Passive Findings During Times of Market Turbulence
In the midst of the market turmoil caused by COVID-19, many advisers are making tough decisions about where to reallocate assets, often choosing from a set of active funds. But just how difficult is it to choose an active fund that outperforms its benchmark? How do market conditions, business cycles, market caps, and investment styles affect fund performance? And when reviewing investment objectives with clients in a volatile market, how can advisors make use of the tools and analysis available to them?
Passive Strategies for Actively Managing Risk
Market volatility is cueing up investor fear of risk exposure. How do index-based tools help advisors simplify the discussion so they can provide investors with some peace of mind?
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