Tag Archives: Asset Management

A quick presentation of the Asset Management field…

In this article, Louis DETALLE (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2020-2023) explains what does an Asset Management company consists in. What does Asset Management consist in? Asset management is a financial activity whose objective is to … Continue reading

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Portfolio

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of portfolio, which is a basic element in asset management. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of portfolio. … Continue reading

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Black-Litterman Model

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the Black-Litterman model, used to determine optimal asset allocation in a portfolio. The Black-Litterman model takes the Markowitz model one step further: it incorporates an … Continue reading

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Passive Investing

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of passive investing. This article will offer a concise summary of the academic literature on passive investment. After that, we’ll discuss the … Continue reading

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Beta

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) explains the concept of beta, one of the most fundamental concepts in the financial industry, which is heavily used in asset management to assess the risk … Continue reading

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Alpha

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of alpha, one of the fundamental parameters for portfolio performance measure. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of … Continue reading

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Capital Market Line (CML)

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the Capital Market Line (CML), a key concept in asset pricing derived from the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). This article is structured as follows: … Continue reading

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Active Investing

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of active investing, which is a core investment strategy that relies heavily on market timing and stock picking as the two main … Continue reading

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Smart Beta industry main actors

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the main actors of the smart beta industry, which is estimated to represent a cumulative market value of $1.9 trillion as of 2017 and is … Continue reading

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MSCI Factor Indexes

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2017-2021) presents the MSCI Factor Indexes. MSCI is one of the most prominent actors in the indexing business, with approximately 236 billion dollars in assets benchmarked to … Continue reading

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