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Arrow_Blue_Orange.pngQ2 2018 Insights


Markets worldwide saw large swings in Q2 2018, and while US stocks were up for the quarter, many world markets were barely in the black. Volatility remained elevated from historical lows, but has eased globally, driven by the fall in market risk. Other components of risk, however, rose in Q2 which may have an important impact on active managers.



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Arrow_Blue_Orange.pngQ2 2018 Insights


Risk Retreated in Q2 But...
Active Managers Need to Look Under the Hood

Markets worldwide saw large swings in Q2 2018, and while US stocks were up for the quarter, many world markets were barely in the black. Volatility remained elevated from historical lows, but has eased globally, driven by the fall in market risk. Other components of risk, however, rose in Q2 which may have an important impact on active managers.



Authors: Axioma Applied Research Team





Melissa R. Brown, CFA
Managing Director
Applied Research
Diana R. Rudean, PhD
Director
Applied Research
Olivier d'Assier
Head of Applied
Research, APAC
Natan Borshansky 
Manager
Applied Research
Christoph V. Schon
CFA, CIPM
Executive Director
Applied Research