How factor investing is reinventing asset allocation  2021/01/26 16:41:17 InstitutionAlassetManager
How factor investing is reinventing asset allocation Submitted 26/01/2021 - 4:41pm For long-term investors, an unpredictable year in financial markets has underlined why it is more important than ever to understand the factors at work in their portfolios. Factor rotation was rapid in 2020: national lockdowns put pressure on value stocks, while returns on ‘momentum’ stocks soared thanks to the new era of working from home leaving technology companies largely unscathed. “Factors often provide answers, and what we found last year is that more and more investors were looking at factors in real time to try to understand the behaviour of markets and make decisions about how they might rebalance portfolios,” says Mark Carver (pictured), Global Head of Equity Factor Products at MSCI. This is part of a profound shift that is taking place in asset management towards ‘Asset Allocation 3.0’, says Carver. Investors are no longer “setting it and forgetting it” by buying generic equity and fixed income portfolios that blindly rebalance to neutral weights. “At one time, asset allocation was about stocks, bonds, and cash.
   MSCI to remove five Chinese firms from global index based on Trump order  2021/01/26 08:05:20 Channel NewsAsia
MSCI Inc said it will remove five Chinese companies from its flagship global equity index as of the end of Jan. 27 in the absence of an update on a Trump administration order banning Americans from investing in certain Chinese companies.
   MSCI to delete securities of 5 Chinese companies from some indexes  2021/01/26 04:40:36 Economic Times India
The five companies include CGN Power Co, China National Chem, China National Nuclear Power, China Shipbuilding Industry and Inspur International, MSCI said in a statement on Monday.
   Market too hot to handle? Don’t cash out yet  2021/01/13 08:56:12 Economic Times India
I do not think bull markets end because the valuations have reached certain PE multiples, says Hemang Jani, Equity Strategist & Senior Group VP, MOFSLOn Infosys & IT companiesThe overall environment for technology space is extremely buoyant and going by the Q3 numbers of TCS and the management commentary, expectations are running very high when it comes to Infosys, Wipro and the majority of the tech pack. Apart from the quarterly numbers, one can look at the upgrades in terms of market guidance that the market would be keenly watching out for. It will be a combination of the EPS upgrades plus the buybacks which these companies have completed. The effective upgrades could be in the range of 15% to 18%. If one looks at technology as a space, one would definitely have a positive bias and for companies like Infosys and HCL Tech, there is a valuation comfort also. If there is a combination of EPS upgrades, a little bit of buyback and a valuation comfort, then people would grab it with both hands.
   Bharti Airtel surges 6% on DoT nod for 100% FDI in downstream investments  2021/01/13 03:55:00 Business Standard
Read more about Bharti Airtel surges 6% on DoT nod for 100% FDI in downstream investments on Business Standard. Post revision of its foreign investor limit, Airtel's weightage in MSCI should go up, resulting in significant inflows into the stock
   MSCI : and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia Launch the MSCI COLCAP Index | MarketScreener  2020/11/11 14:04:05 MarketScreener
MSCI Inc. , a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, and Bolsa de Valores de Colombia , the leading operator of the Colombian capital… | November 11, 2020
   Market Movers: YES Bank hits upper circuit for 3rd day, 47 stocks flash buy signals  2020/11/11 12:53:33 Economic Times India
Shares of YES Bank hit upper circuit of 5 per cent for the third straight session after the world’s largest index compiler MSCI Inc included the bank to MSCI India index.
   Kotak Mahindra Bank, Trent, PI Industries among 12 stocks to be added to MSCI Index  2020/11/11 10:05:00 Business Today
MSCI will include 12 Indian stocks and exclude two others as part of semi-annual index review of its MSCI Global Standard Index. The changes to the index will come in to effect as of the close of November 30, 2020.
   MSCI adds five Saudi stocks to Small Cap Index  2020/11/11 09:22:50 Mubasher Info
Riyadh – Mubasher: The MSCI has added Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group to the MSCI Global Standard Index in its semi-annual review, bringing the total number of companies under the index to 34, according to a recent report. Five other …
   MSCI deletes Oriental Weavers Carpet from Small Cap Index  2020/11/11 08:38:56 Mubasher Info
Cairo – Mubasher: MSCI Inc., the provider of research-based indexes and analytics, announced the deletion of one Egyptian stock from the MSCI Global Small Cap Index. Oriental Weavers Carpet’s stock will be deleted from the index as of 30 November, …
   Rookie China ETF Has 2 Kinds Of Green Appeal  2020/11/09 20:16:45 Benzinga
China may have been the birthplace of the coronavirus, but give stocks in the world's second-largest economy some credit. Not only is the country rapidly moving past the pandemic, but the MSCI China Index is higher by 29.21% year-to-date. What Happened : Two corners of both Chinese and U.S. equity markets that's been impressive this year, regardless of the pandemic, is renewable energy and environmental, social and governance (ESG) concepts. The KraneShares Trust - KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders Index ETF (NYSE: KESG ), which debuted in late July , is one way of accessing that trend. Rookie status aside – it doesn't mean much – KESG is delivering the goods, jumping 9.64% last week and 17% over the past month. Why It's Important : KESG follows the MSCI … Full story available on
   Citi Issues Structured Investment linked to the iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF  2020/11/09 13:00:00 Business Wire
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Citi has issued a structured investment linked to the iShares ESG Aware MSCI USA ETF, which is an exchange-traded fund that seeks to track the performance of the MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index. The MSCI USA Extended ESG Focus Index is composed of U.S. companies that have positive environmental, social and governance characteristics, as determined by MSCI Inc. The Index attempts to exhibit risk and return characteristics similar to those of the MSCI USA Index. “This
   Morgan Stanley vê Alpargatas, Eneva e Lojas Americanas no MSCI a partir de dezembro  2020/11/05 14:54:03 Portugal
   Sensex, Nifty Likely To Open Strong  2020/11/05 02:54:01 NDTV
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.5 per cent to reach its highest since March 2018. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.9 per cent to a nine-month high and South Korea put on 1.5 per cent.
   Billions of dollars may flow into equity markets post MSCI review; these stock could benefit most  2020/10/28 07:40:00 The Financial Express
MSCI is likely to announce the results of its semi-annual index review on the morning of November 11.