BNP Paribas Asset management has been among the leaders in factor investing since 2009, with a quantitative team of more than 40 professionals and a comprehensive range of strategies spanning different factors, asset classes and regions.
Why factor investing
Factor investing is an investment approach that involves tilting portfolios towards and/or away from specific factors in an attempt to generate long-term investment returns in excess of benchmarks.
Coupled with the expertise of a skilled and experienced investment manager, factor investing can offer a number of benefits including:
We have been managing equity and fixed income factor-based strategies for over a decade. Today, we offer a broad range of strategies that seek to capture sources of alpha across one or multiple factors: low volatility/risk, quality, value/carry, momentum.
Our strategies seek to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations and follow a fully systematic process that builds on the findings of proprietary research by our Quantitative Research Group (QRG). Our dedicated quantitative teams include over 40 experienced experts.
Past performance is not indicative of current or future performance.
Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, based on available information, and subject to change without notice.
This material does not constitute investment advice. Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.
Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions). Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.