ESG is no longer a mere add-on in a portfolio or investment strategy. For an increasing number of investors in alternatives, a thoughtful approach to ESG issues has become table stakes. As the industry continues to define the role of ESG and develop approaches to measure and analyze the effect of these issues on their portfolios, industry professionals must continue to educate themselves about the key trends and developments related to ESG across alternative asset classes. CAIA, in partnership with Nuveen, hosted a thought-provoking webinar series organized exclusively for the benefit of institutional investors across the world. In this fourth session, we discussed how asset owners can best integrate some of the most material ESG issues into their portfolios, regardless of asset class.
Listen in as Dan Joldzic, CEO & Quantitative Research, Alexandria Technology discusses natural language processing (NLP). NLP techniques can be used to analyze a variety of data sources, including news reports, company regulatory filings and earnings calls, as well as posts on social media sites such as Reddit. The output from these models can be used for stock selection with varying time horizons and degrees of alpha capture. This data can also be used to analyze sentiment regarding the ESG footprint of both public and private companies.
CAIA CEO Bill Kelly talks with Tony Davidow, President and Founder of T. Davidow Consulting LLC, about his new book, “Goals-Based Investing.” In their wide-ranging conversation, they touched on themes and changes Davidow sees in the wealth management advice space going forward, as well as current and future market conditions. As Davidow told Kelly, “I’d argue the next 10 years are going to be dramatically different than the last 10 years.”
CAIA CEO Bill Kelly was recently featured on The Fintech Files podcast, hosted by George Aliferis, where they discussed data and ethics in the investment management landscape. “A hallmark of a true professional, a true fiduciary, is doing the right thing when nobody's looking,” said Kelly, explaining that he added “diversity of people” into his blog’s tagline because it reflects his and CAIA’s commitment to diversity. Click here for the full podcast to hear more on data and ethics in investment management, and how Kelly connects this to the Hippocratic oath and talking Barbie dolls.
In a joint effort, KPMG International, CREATE-Research, and CAIA Association examined the role of capital markets in the transition to a low-carbon world. This report investigated the experiences to date of climate investing and the changes we can expect in the next three years, as we move towards a new investment paradigm. The research includes insights from 90 institutional investors, alternative investment managers, long only managers and pension consultants in 20 countries in all the key regions. This panel discussion focused on the insights, findings, and takeaways gathered from this report. Download the report here.
In the latest installment of “This Is Us,” CAIA Association CEO Bill Kelly interviews CAIA Board Member Alexander Ineichen about his new book, “Applied Wisdom: 700 Witticisms to Save Your Assets.” Ineichen, who is the founder of Ineichen Research and Management AG, also discusses current market conditions.
Listen in as CAIA Association’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Industry Relations, Jo Murphy, and Shreekant Daga, CAIA, CFA, FRM, Associate Director, India Liaison Office, provided an update on the private equity industry and introduced CAIA Association. Further, Wendy Leung, Assistant Director, Asia Pacific, External Relations, at CAIA Association, had a conversation with CAIA Member, Aswini Bajaj, CEO of Leveraged Growth about his CAIA journey.
In this presentation, Keith Black discussed the digital asset and cryptocurrency markets and the innovative solution to build a global, decentralized, and secure network that facilitates payments and other transactions. Keith explored how proof-of-work, such as Bitcoin mining, and proof-of-stake protocols, such as Cardano, are used to secure networks and complete transactions. Behind many of these currencies are real businesses, such as projects built on top of Ethereum smart contracts that facilitate borrowing and lending as well as options and futures trading. Stable coins pegged to USD or EUR can earn yields of up to 7% with minimal volatility. Returns and volatility data were presented, as well as evidence on how digital assets can add return to a diversified portfolio without adding to portfolio volatility. Risks of digital assets were also discussed, including regulatory risks, technology risk, and valuation risk. Keith’s presentation was followed with a discussion with Josh Kernan, who provided an update on digital assets and the current market environment.
ESG is no longer a mere add-on in a portfolio or investment strategy. For an increasing number of investors in alternatives, a thoughtful approach to ESG issues has become table stakes. As the industry continues to define the role of ESG and develop approaches to measure and analyze the effect of these issues on their portfolios, industry professionals must continue to educate themselves about the key trends and developments related to ESG across alternative asset classes. CAIA, in partnership with Nuveen, hosted a thought-provoking webinar series organized exclusively for the benefit of institutional investors across the world. In this third session, we discussed how real assets participants can protect themselves from transition and physical risks associated with climate change.
Listen in as Lydia Ofori, CFA, CAIA, Adam Duncan, and Keith Black, PhD, CFA, CAIA, FDP discuss how machines are interfacing with humans to effect manager selection and private asset secondary sales. The webinar discusses key questions that sit across technology and finance:
• Can machines actually uncover hidden patterns that escape the human eye and emotions?
• How would the interface between technology applications enhance our ability to pick the best managers and companies?
• What are the limitations on artificial intelligence and other machine learning based models that are most likely to hinder or interrupt results?
• Can AI be used to expedite the secondary sale of private assets?