Alpha is the holy grail of active portfolio management but its source has always been elusive - until now. In their latest analysis, our research team break new ground by identifying the factors most commonly associated with alpha generation (and destruction) by equity fund managers.
In difficult market conditions, it’s critical that active investors adhere to their established investment processes. Here are five simple but effective actions that can be used to support and strengthen daily decision-making discipline.
In a supplement to our Alpha Lifecycle research, we find that disciplined active managers who are able to exit positions at or near the peak of their alpha curve can preserve more than 120 bps outperformance (net of fees), per year, vs index funds.
We have long suspected that alpha, a key measure of an investment manager's added value, has a finite life span and often tends to decay over time. Our new research proves it, bringing new insights into the nature of alpha and how portfolio managers can act to sustain it.
Ahead of her keynote presentation at this year's Behavioral Alpha conference in London, we talk to Dr. Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL and best-selling author, about the factors that can make us change our minds.
As we approach the festive season, rest assured that online retailers such as Amazon are enthusiastically waiting to help us make those important gift decisions. Here is a list of the top 10 behavioral nudges and techniques they will use to help us fill our shopping carts.