As we emerge from the swim-or-drown situation caused by the global pandemic, the world we used to live in has changed dramatically - financial markets included. Indeed, if on the one hand the recent crisis has sparked unprecedented levels of volatility across all asset classes, on the other hand, we have all experienced how keeping pace with technology has become vital to deal, survive and seize the opportunities of this new complex world. Yet, we would be wrong to think that all is gone.
In this two-part paper, we will share 10 asset allocation insights to help asset and investment managers face the new investing challenges. From understanding why the scientific method has become essential to decode the inner dynamics of financial markets to untapping the full potential of factor-based analysis, these insights will help us frame where opportunities lie, showing not only how, but also where the latest breakthroughs in the field of machine learning and quantitative finance are leading the world of investing. How will asset allocation look like in the 2020s?