“Investment managers and other investors are increasingly shifting from traditional stock and bond picking to dynamic investing based on asset allocation models. It was therefore thought necessary to have regular analysis specifically aimed at these investors,” said Lars Slomka, research strategist and lead author of the reports.
The reports will be published without individual product recommendations, and will focus purely on analysing indices. Investors can then get exposure to the movements in those indices via whichever trading vehicle they prefer, be it ETFs, futures, swaps, options or certificates/exchange-traded notes.
Deutsche Bank is a market maker for ETFs and other index-tracking products from multiple providers. The new research is therefore designed to offer analysis which is agnostic in terms of products covered.