2018 was a strange year, and not just because Baby Shark was playing on constant loop, or because everyone became mildly obsessed with a Netflix movie heavy on blindfolds during the holidays. As far as markets go, it was one of the only two years since 2009 that a multi-factor portfolio delivered a negative return. Global multi-factor portfolios have been positive 8 out of 10 years, including 2011 and 2015 when the MSCI World was negative. 2018 was the only year in the last decade that multi factor portfolios and stocks broadly were down at the same time.
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We recently sat down with Harin de Silva, Ph.D., CFA, President and Portfolio Manager at Analytic Investors, sub-advisor of the 361 Long/Short Equity strategies, to discuss low-volatility equity investing. Specifically, why a dynamic approach to investing is necessary given potential fluctuations in factors that can be present in global equity markets.