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Monday, February 19, 2018

Ortec Finance to present at RiskMinds Insurance 2018

Join Ortec Finance at RiskMinds Insurance this March in Amsterdam. RiskMinds Insurance is the world’s leading conference for risk managers within insurance.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Business Cycle Outlook – Monthly Update

This is our up to date outlook for the global business cycle for the coming years.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Looking to enhance the quality of your valuation?

Although many insurers have discontinued or scaled back their product offering with respect to insurance products containing some form of (return) guarantee or profit sharing, the valuation of these embedded options still remains an important issue.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Global stock market turbulence

After a very strong start of the year, the early days of February 2018 have shown levels of volatility not seen in years, with equity markets giving up most or all of their year-to-date gains in just a matter of days.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Quarterly Outlook remains cautiously optimistic

The Quarterly Outlook of Ortec Finance remains cautiously optimistic for the short term. The global economy continues to perform solidly, but at the same time there are reasons to keep optimism in check over the medium term.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ortec Finance launches Data Analytics

Ortec Finance is to expand its activities as of 1st January 2018 with the launch of a new entity, named Data Analytics. The entity will focus on big data analysis and will be located at the Ortec Finance head office in Rotterdam.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Quarterly outlook is mostly positive, but urges caution

We provide our latest perspective on economic conditions and the market environment in our end of September 2017 Quarterly Outlook. The Quarterly Outlook provides valuable insights into current trade-offs between risk and return as they follow from the Ortec Finance Scenario set (OFS).

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Robust optimization through near optimal portfolios

Portfolio optimization allows investors to make optimal risk-return trade-offs and plays a crucial role in their investment decision process. Unfortunately, optimal portfolios are sensitive to changing input parameters.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Decision making in an uncertain economic world

We live in an uncertain economic world. Interest rates have been very low in recent years, amongst others due to quantitative easing programs. But what will happen with interest rates and the return on investments when these quantitative easing programs come to an end?

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Quarterly outlook mostly positive

The Quarterly Outlook of Ortec Finance is cautiously optimistic about the economic prospects for the coming period. The global economy is improving, but there are reasons to keep the optimism in check.

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