The shifting macroeconomic environment is only the latest chapter in a new volatility regime that began during the Global Financial Crisis.
During this webinar CFRA Research and Northern Trust FlexShares discussed the portfolio implications of the new volatility regime, focusing on the current market environment. In doing so, we will explore what increased volatility means for asset allocation and equity portfolio exposures and how to build a portfolio to help withstand these challenges.
Sam Stovall, CFP
Chief Investment Strategist, CFRA Research
As Chief Investment Strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher, and communicator of CFRA’s outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street and The S&P Guide to Sector Investing. He also writes weekly “Sector Watch” and “Investment Policy” reports on CFRA’s MarketScope Advisor platform, and maintains the Industry Momentum and Seasonal Rotation portfolios. His work is also found in CFRA’s flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook.
Head, ETF Data & Analytics, CFRA Research
Aniket Ullal heads CFRA’s Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) data and analytics business and has worked in the ETF industry since early in its development. He founded First Bridge, one of the industry’s leading ETF data sets that became acquired by CFRA in 2019. Previously, he was the product head for US index products at S&P Dow Jones Indices, which included responsibility for the widely tracked S&P 500 and S&P /Case-Shiller indices. In that role, he partnered with several global asset managers to successfully launch a wide range of index-linked ETFs. He is the author of ETF Investment Strategies (McGraw-Hill; 2013), a featured contributor for Nasdaq.com and his work is frequently cited in the financial press.
Jordan Dekhayser, CFA
Northern Trust Asset Management/FlexShares
Jordan Dekhayser is Head of the Quantitative Strategist Team at Northern Trust Asset Management. He is responsible for developing and delivering factor-based investment insights and solutions for institutional and retail clients around the globe. He has extensive experience conducting factor-based research including integration of ESG factors into equity portfolios and is a member of Northern Trust Asset Management’s Sustainable Investing Council. Prior to this role, Jordan was a Senior Portfolio Manager and Lead Equity ETF Portfolio Manager and led a team of portfolio managers responsible for a variety of index-based and quantitative strategies. Before joining Northern Trust in 2008, Jordan worked for Deutsche Bank as a sales-trader for the Global Equity Program Trading team where he covered US institutional clients trading global equities. Jordan has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rutgers University where he graduated in 2003 with Highest Honors. He is a CFA Charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Chicago
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All investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal. Funds’ returns may not match returns of their respective indexes. Risks include fluctuation of yield, income, interest rate, non-diversification, asset class and market. ESG is defined as environmental, social, and governance criteria which are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially-conscious investors use to screen potential investments.