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PanAgora’s Bryan Belton was quoted in Ksenia Galouchko and Justina Lee’s article “Quants Are Netting Record Gains in Treasury Rally. It Can’t Last,” published by Bloomberg.

July 11, 2019

For quants like PanAgora Asset Management’s Bryan Belton, the possibility of a large slide in bond prices is actually an argument for strategies like risk parity that eschew the traditional 60-40 portfolio weighting scheme. “When everything goes up, diversification is less important,’’ said the director at PanAgora, the professional home of Edward Qian, who coined the term for […]

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Nick Alonso was quoted in Helen Reid’s article, “Fearing stock market rout, investors seek shelter in dependable dividends,” published by Reuters.

July 8, 2019

“‘You have your equity market that’s up 16% (year-to-date) but low volatility is beating it. You certainly don’t expect that in any other bull market,’ said Nick Alonso, director of multi-asset at PanAgora Asset Management in Boston. ‘Defensive assets did well in Q4, they protected on the downside and they also picked up that upside […]

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CIO, George Mussalli, was quoted in Dervedia Thomas’ article “Asset Managers Rethink ESG Materiality to Keep Pace with Changing Sentiment,” published by Fundfire.

July 8, 2019

“In the technology sector, for example, many companies are service-oriented, but a firm like Intel, which is essentially a manufacturing business, must factor environmental risks like carbon emissions into its sustainability planning, explains George Mussalli, CIO and head of equities research at PanAgora… ‘Intel has huge factories,’ he says. ‘They manufacture chips, whereas other service […]

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PanAgora’s Nick Alonso was quoted in Mathew Dunckley and Josh Dye’s article, “Late cycle, sure, but just how late? Investors warn on toppy markets,” published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

June 26, 2019

“Nick Alonso, a director with American quantitative investment manager PanAgora, said the market was exhibiting many “late cycle” characteristics such as the inversion in the short and long-term yield curves for US Treasury bonds. But at the same time, there were commentators questioning whether somehow this cycle might be different.”

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PanAgora was the feature of Anna Reitman’s article, “PanAgora: Machine Learning’s Promise and Pitfalls,” published by Securities Finance Monitor.

June 18, 2019

“Kelly was speaking during a webinar hosted by CAIA, and was joined by George Mussalli, CIO and head of research on the 50-strong equity team at PanAgora ($46bn AuM), a quantitative asset manager founded in 1989 deploying machine learning algorithms to help find patterns in data, fill in missing information in data, and increasingly in […]

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PanAgora’s Nick Alonso was quoted in Ksenia Galouchko’s piece “Stock Investors are Getting Smarter as the Threats Stack Up,” published by Bloomberg.

June 18, 2019

“It still may be too early to call the peak,” said Nick Alonso, director of the multi-asset group at PanAgora Asset Management. “I believe that, especially in uncertain times like these, focusing on portfolio construction as a means of achieving diversification through proper risk balancing can be a very powerful tool.”

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PanAgora’s Mike Chen was quoted in Sondra Campanelli’s piece “PanAgora Trains NLP Algo On Chinese Retail Investor Slang,” published by MachineByte.

June 17, 2019

“PanAgora Asset Management has developed a factor that uses a natural language processing tool to decipher online slang used by Chinese retail investors. The signal is part of a multi-factor model that trades over USD20 billion, according to Mike Chen, portfolio manager.”

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George Mussalli, CIO, was quoted in Dan DeFrancesco’s article “Investors focused on stock market fundamentals have developed ‘quant envy,’ and some executives say they’re making a critical mistake,” published by Business Insider.

June 14, 2019

“George Mussalli, chief investment officer at $43 billion quantitative investment firm PanAgora Asset Management, told Business Insider he’s seen plenty of fundamental investors use quants incorrectly. Often it’s an issue of not fully embracing the strategy. A quant-based portfolio would be developed only for the fundamental investors to override some of the trades, destroying the […]

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PanAgora’s Nick Alonso was quoted in Lynn Strongin Dodd’s piece on defensive equity strategies, “On the defensive,” published by Pensions Age.

June 12, 2019

“PanAgora Asset Management director, multi-asset, Nick Alonso, believes that “there is a growing consensus that we are in the later stages of the economic growth cycle and positioning an equity portfolio for an uncertain path forward is prudent.”   “Equity markets have been in a bull market for a very long time but there are […]

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PanAgora’s George Mussalli was quoted in the Fundfire article “Asset Managers Turn to Tech to Close ESG Data Gaps.”

June 10, 2019

“Asset management firms are tapping into new technologies to uncover environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks that corporate disclosures fail to provide. PanAgora Asset Management uses web scraping tools and machine learning technology to scan employee chatter on social media sites, George Mussalli, the firm’s CIO and head of equities research, said at the June […]

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