Raymond Kerzérho

CFA, Director of Research

Raymond is the Director of Research at PWL Capital. He rigorously analyzes PWL’s investment strategies and makes sure they are well supported by academic research. Raymond has worked extensively as an institutional portfolio manager, with a particular focus on fixed-income securities and derivative products
Raymond is the Director of Research at PWL Capital. He rigorously analyzes PWL’s investment strategies and makes sure they are well supported by academic research. Raymond has worked extensively as an institutional portfolio manager, with a particular focus on fixed-income securities and derivative products
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Are You Ready for the Next Bear Market?

Almost 10 years after the 2009 stock market low, many investors are wondering whether another bear market is around the corner. Unfortunately, no one can predict the exact timing of a bear market. This being said, if you’re an investor with long-term goals, it’s in your best interest to adopt a strategic framework to guide your investment choices.

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Should you invest in “smart beta” funds?

The current trend in the world of investment funds is “smart beta.” The approach meets investors’ growing demand for funds that generate returns above the benchmark indices, without the exorbitant fees generally associated with traditional management involving the analysis of individual securities. In short, smart beta suggests that it can add value even after deduction of costs.

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Checklist for your portfolio

I’m sometimes asked for my opinion about the portfolio of an investor who calls on the services of my employer, PWL Capital. Today’s blog post covers some of the most common flaws of the portfolios I’ve analyzed over the past few months. Do you recognize certain features of your own portfolio?

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2017 Review

2017 was a standout year, with accelerating global growth and positive returns in the equities and fixed-income markets. Global GDP picked up speed, advancing from average growth of 2.5% in recent years to 3.0%. The unemployment rate continued its downward trend in most developed countries.

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Seven observations about General Electric

eneral Electric — a New York Stock Exchange icon — fell off its pedestal in 2017, with a drop in share price wiping out over $100 billion in market value. Management even decided recently to reduce the per-share dividend by half. What do we know about GE’s history and what can we learn from it? Here are my observations.