The Elegance of Frugality and Risk

Preface to “A New Theory of Risk and Rating” by Giulio Sapelli. The Elegance of Frugality and Risk. From a theoretical standpoint, risk is confronted in the very same way in which human interests and activities deploy and manifest themselves at given levels of self-organization. In fact, there cannot exist an objectivistic and deterministic theory…

Low Complexity Portfolios Beat Markets

Recent research confirms that high portfolio complexity impacts negatively mid and long-term expected returns. This is because high complexity has been shown to be a formidable source of fragility, hence vulnerability. In a turbulent economy highly vulnerable portfolios and financial products are more exposed, therefore more risky. Assetdyne has demonstrated that a portfolio design strategy…