The AIS Index tracks the notional performance of an algorithmic US large-cap sector-rotation strategy, harnessing the power of big data analytics to make sector allocation
decisions in a tradable and systematic way.
The fund is actively managed, employs a risk-controlled approach, and seeks to outperform the broad-investment-grade US fixed income market through disciplined security selection, sector allocation
, and duration decisions.
Markaz attributes gains to better stock selection and conservative sector allocation
, which kept the volatility and downside risk range bound within each of the countries invested.
Government is focused to improve the irrigation system of the country and 87% amount from the total water sector allocation
will be spent on small medium dams, canals, lining of irrigating channels and improvement of existing irrigation system of the country.
Finally, given the variable nature of top-down diversification opportunities, investors who use mainly country allocation or mainly sector allocation
may find their GCC opportunities restricted from time to time, while those who work across country and sector borders in stock selection may be better positioned at reaping the region's diversification benefits.
Using a sector allocation
approach, individuals in a sector are assured of a set percentage of the hard quota.
Referring to the defense sector allocation
in the budget, they said adequate funds had been allocated under the head enabling the armed forces of the country to counter external and internal security threats.
There is no gainsaying that the strong performance posted by the fund since its inception has always been borne out of the fund managers disciplined and focused approach to sector allocation
and security selection, said Williams.