Mike Hunstad, Ph.D., is head of Quantitative Strategies and senior vice president of Northern Trust Asset Management. He’s been with the firm for eight years and earlier was with Breakwater Capital and Allstate Investments.
We must regard the current market turbulence as part of the new normal. The facts clearly show why. Over the last decade, volatility has become more frequent and extreme; something we don’t see changing.
In these conditions, we believe factor-based strategies that focus on high quality, low volatility securities are an excellent option.