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Quantifying “Unconventional” Risks in 2018

Entering 2018, it may be worth keeping an eye on “unconventional” risks, including monetary policy risk, political risk, and geopolitical risk. This article examines one way of measuring such risks and shows how they may interact with both equity prices and volatility.

CTA and Macro Momentum Exposure

Momentum has been a consistent component of CTAs since 2004, but its influence on CTA performance remains lower than it once was. This highlights the potential importance of measuring both manager-specific and overall portfolio exposures in risk terms.