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Multi-Asset Webinar: 2020 rearview and the road ahead

Multi-Asset Webinar: 2020 rearview and the road ahead
Jean-Pascal Porcherot - Co-Head of LOIM, CEO of 1798 Alternatives, Limited Partner

Jean-Pascal Porcherot

Co-Head of LOIM, CEO of 1798 Alternatives, Limited Partner
Aurèle Storno - Chief Investment Officer, Multi Asset

Aurèle Storno

Chief Investment Officer, Multi Asset
Alain Forclaz - Deputy CIO, Multi Asset

Alain Forclaz

Deputy CIO, Multi Asset

On-demand Multi-Asset Webinar: 2020 rearview and the road ahead


What lessons can multi-asset investors learn from 2020, and how can they prepare for future shocks? In this webinar, Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Co-Head of LOIM, Aurèle Storno, CIO – Multi-Asset, and Alain Forclaz, PhD, Deputy CIO – Multi-Asset, discussed the insights they have gained while guiding LO Funds – All Roads, LOIM’s flagship multi-asset strategy, through volatile terrain. Focused on generating stable returns and minimising capital loss1, the team’s approach is characterised by intelligent diversification, capital preservation and innovation through continuous R&D. 


Key topics include:


  • Volatility: a driver of convexity 

Implied volatility harbours useful information about the market’s expectations of realised volatility. Combining these forward-looking views with traditional rear-view metrics can help deliver positive portfolio convexity. Besides, volatility as an asset class earned its stripes in 2020, providing diversification when our portfolios needed it most. 

  • Sustainability and R&D 

By applying the right frameworks for embedding country and industry-level ESG data, sustainability can be integrated in derivatives-based strategies. As an essential cog in the wheel of systematic investing, the team’s R&D has focused on expanding its investment universe, the range of risk premia available and its risk-modelling capacity.

  • Diversification, in all its forms 

As there is no silver bullet for diversification, all-weather strategies require a range of approaches: diversifying by risk instead of capital, sources of return beyond traditional risk premia, through combinations of long-volatility trades across regions and asset classes, and among diversifiers themselves by aggressively allocating to cash when necessary.

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1 Capital protection is a portfolio construction goal and cannot be guaranteed.

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