Markets have been wrecked by uncertainty amid the spread of COVID-19. Here, our macro team provides their latest thoughts on how global equity, bond, volatility, currency, and commodity markets are reacting to this unfolding crisis and what we believe it means for investors going forward.

Over the past several years, a central challenge facing asset owners has been to find alternative returns streams that boost portfolio performance while controlling equity risk. These efforts have left many investors disappointed, as diversification from equity risk hasn’t been demonstrably rewarded. Here, we examine how the economic and policy environment has shaped the investment opportunity set in recent years and, in advocating renewed commitment to diversification, we confront key challenges in its implementation.

2020 Re-examining Diversification Seminar Series presented by:

Seth Weingram, Ph.D. – Senior Vice President, Director, Client Advisory

Seth heads Acadian’s Client Advisory function, which is closely aligned with both the Investment and the Global Client teams. Prior to joining Acadian in 2014, Seth was a managing director in Equity Derivatives Trading at UBS. Previously, he was a researcher at Barclays Global Investors, focusing on options and volatility. He also helped to establish and later ran Deutsche Bank’s award-winning Equity Derivatives Strategy Group. Seth holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Seth Weingram

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