Monthly Archives: September 2021

Smart Beta 1.0

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the concept of the smart beta 1.0, the first generation of alternative indexing investment strategies that created a new approach in the asset management industry. … Continue reading

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Alternative to market-capitalization weighting strategies

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the different alternatives developed to the market-capitalization weighting strategy (buy-and-hold strategy). The structure of this post is as follows: we begin by introducing alternatives to … Continue reading

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Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory, a pioneering framework for understanding the impact of the number of stocks in a portfolio and their covariance relationships on portfolio … Continue reading

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Smart Beta strategies: between active and passive allocation

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) discusses the topic of smart beta strategies and especially the debate about its position as an active or passive allocation. Smart beta strategies appear to be … Continue reading

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Hedging strategies – Equities

Hedging Strategies – Equities This article written by Akshit GUPTA (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2019-2022) presents the different hedging strategies based on option contracts. Introduction Hedging is a risk mitigation strategy used by investors reduce the risk in … Continue reading

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Types of exercise for option contracts

Types of exercise for option contracts This article written by Akshit GUPTA (ESSEC Business School, Master in Management, 2019-2022) presents the different types of exercise for option contracts. Introduction Exercising a call option contract means the purchase of the underlying … Continue reading

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VIX index

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the VIX index, which is a financial index that measures the uncertainty in the US equity market. This article is structured as follows: we begin … Continue reading

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Factor Investing

Factor Investing In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents factor investing, which is an investment approach that focuses on distinct performance drivers across asset classes. This article is structured as follows: we … Continue reading

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Origin of factor investing

Origin of factor investing In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the origin of factor investing. A factor is defined as a persistent driver that helps explain assets’ long-term risk and return … Continue reading

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Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) In this article, Jayati WALIA (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2019-2022) presents Capital Asset Pricing Model(or CAPM). Introduction The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is a widely used metrics for the … Continue reading

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