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Don't Fear Volatility, Fear Negative Skew

We are seeing a strong negative return skew for the first time since October 2018. Investors should come to expect the negative skew and prepare accordingly. Head of Quantitative Strategies Michael Hunstad explains.
  • More Bad Days
  • Compounding the Problem
  • Positioning for Outperformance

 

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Michael Hunstad, Ph.D.

Head of Quantitative Strategies
Michael Hunstad is head of quantitative strategies at Northern Trust Asset Management with responsibility for all quantitative equity research, strategist, and quantitative equity portfolio management activities.