The firm believes market volatility will increase demand for another quant product, its Asia-Pacific low volatility strategy, according to Sarah Lien, Singapore-based client portfolio manager for equities at Eastspring Investments.
William Barbour, head of client portfolio managers, Eastspring Investments answers questions about his firm’s low volatility strategy.
The strategy, which is overweight Hong Kong equities, aims to meet the demand for a fixed income proxy – stable returns with low volatility – for investors in both Asia and Europe, said William Barbour, head of client portfolio manager at Eastspring Investments.
Volatile markets characterise 2016, and investors are warming to investment strategies that reduce risks, according to Tom Naaijkens, client portfolio manager for quant equities at Robeco.
Wild market swings have soured investor sentiment and Legg Mason Global Asset Management believes the timing is right for a low volatility strategy.