Beat the bond benchmarks

Factor-based investing is a widely used approach in equity markets but far less known and used in bond markets. Yet compelling evidence is emerging of the value of applying factor investing to bonds.

The study ‘Factor Investing in the Corporate Bond Market’ by Patrick Houweling and Jeroen van Zundert finds that identifying corporate bond factors and then combining them in multi-factor portfolios may help enhance risk-adjusted returns. This study, by two investment practitioners, should interest not only bond investors, but also all institutional investors seeking to harvest the various premia offered in financial markets.

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The Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) is a not-for-profit organization and a globally recognized membership association for finance professionals. AIWMI primarily focuses on the broad and strategic role of developing a more robust and forward-looking training infrastructure for the financial services sector and to promote more active industry involvement and collaboration in training and continuing education. AIWMI is offering advanced international certification programs along with a wide variety of high-quality executive education programs. AIWMI programs combine state-of-the-art knowledge and skills with practical experience and insights into the functioning of the financial sector. All AIWMI courses and educational events have an intense and pragmatic curriculum. Participants are exposed to the latest developments within the financial services sector. AIWMI plays a key role in guiding the development of the financial services sector. AIWMI works with key industry participants’ viz. the Government, the Regulators, the Industries/Associations, the Corporate, the Media and the General Public to achieve its objectives. Besides enhancing technical competence and professionalism in the industry, AIWMI organizes events and facilitates discussions to promote best practices in leadership and talent development in the financial sector with an aim to become Asia’s premier center of excellence for financial education.

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