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december 04, 2017
HIGH-DIVIDEND STOCKS HAVE VALUE – AND BEAT VALUE, TOO

James Norman of QS Investors writes while often thought of as similar, value and dividend strategies are distinct. Value stocks are often good investments, but sometimes they are cheap for a reason and consistently ex...

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november 27, 2017
CAPTURE GROWTH, BUT PROTECT ON THE DOWNSIDE

James Norman of QS Investors explains on CNBC why he’s favoring stocks with stable prices and earnings especially during time...

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september 30, 2017
EMERGING MARKETS INVESTING: ARE YOU GETTING ALL THE BENEFITS?

Investors typically enter into Emerging Markets to further diversify their domestic equity portfolio, looking to gain exposur...

who we are

Driving certainty through a deeper understanding of investments and human dynamics.

QS Investors is a quantitative asset management firm that was formed in 1999. We became an independent investment advisor in 2010 and became a wholly-owned, independently-managed affiliate of Legg Mason in 2014. We offer investment expertise supported by the resources of one of the world's leading asset managers. As multi-asset specialists, we leverage Legg Mason’s global platform by tapping the strengths of each Legg Mason affiliate. As of September 30, 2017 we manage over $22.5 billion in assets for both institutional and individual investors.

Our select team of mathematicians, engineers, scientists, finance and investment experts create multi-asset and multi-factor equity solutions that are designed to elevate the certainty of the outcomes we provide.

what we do

Multi-asset - multi-factor equity - customized strategies built on a deeper understanding of investment and human dynamics. our quantitative approach unites our intellectual and academic precision with the power of data and technology in our quest to elevate the certainty of the outcomes we deliver.

By digging deeper into human behaviors, market dynamics, asset classes, performance factors and big data, QS Investors has built a long track record of innovation.

Our deep insight into human behavior is an important catalyst in our quantitative approach to building multi-asset and multi-factor equity investment solutions that are:

  • Systematic and rigorously testing
  • Adaptive to changing market conditions
  • Diversified across assets, factors, and especially ideas

Uncertainty is the enemy of successful investing.

It sparks fear and hesitation, and is often the root cause for investors to buy or sell at the absolute wrong time. As uncertainty erodes investor confidence, greater certainty fortifies it.

We believe that providing a higher level of outcome certainty is the single greatest benefit an asset manager can offer investors.  With greater certainty, investors can have the confidence to stay invested, avoid emotional decisions and tap the long-term potential that the markets offer.

Investors Crave Certainty

"We get to pull together these different pieces and add diversification to your portfolio. What that does is it increases the certainty with which we're going to deliver on that investment outcome that you're after."
- Adam Petryk
Head of Multi-Asset and Solutions

At QS Investors, by devoting our intellectual and technology firepower to the pursuit of elevating the certainty of outcomes, we strive to give investors the confidence they need to achieve their goals.

What outcomes are you seeking?

INCOME GENERATION

We offer income strategies constructed with multiple asset classes or diversified across equities with low-volatility characteristics.

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WEALTH CREATION

Our strategies include risk-managed, growth-oriented portfolios diversified across multi-asset classes and multi-factor equities.

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RISK MITIGATION

Risk is more than the measure of volatility. With so many risks to consider, investors need more than one tool to address them.

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As humans go, so go the markets.

Our investment philosophy is founded on a distinguishing premise: greater certainty about the future can only be gained by understanding human behaviors that shaped the past.

Using proprietary analytics, we evaluate the drivers of past human behavior – what circumstances and fear or greed factors were at work in the market and society that caused humans to buy or sell en masse and move the market – to determine how humans might react today under similar circumstances; and how their reaction could lead to mispriced risk.

Its Human Nature

"We know that the investment cycle goes through ebbs and flows where investors are greedy and then they're fearful and what we want to do is capture that insight into our portfolios so that we can better navigate through the chop that invariably happens as investors go through these behavioral cycles of fear and greed."
- Adam Petryk
Head of Multi-Asset and Solutions

Our deep insight into human behavior is an important catalyst in our quantitative approach as we strive to elevate the certainty of the outcomes we deliver to investors.

What outcomes are you seeking?

INCOME GENERATION

We offer income strategies constructed with multiple asset classes or diversified across equities with low-volatility characteristics.

learn more
WEALTH CREATION

Our strategies include risk-managed, growth-oriented portfolios diversified across multi-asset classes and multi-factor equities.

learn more
RISK MITIGATION

Risk is more than the measure of volatility. With so many risks to consider, investors need more than one tool to address them.

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When great minds are free to explore the question: What if?

At QS Investors, our team of mathematicians, engineers, scientists, technologists, finance and investment professionals converge on this question unencumbered by organizational limitations. Our researchers have the freedom, tools and technology to unleash the power of “what if?”

By digging deeper into big data, market dynamics, asset classes, performance factors and human behaviors, our team challenges every theory and assumption, cross-examines every revelation, and draws innovation from exploration across the unknown.

Question Everything

“We talk about having a hierarchy of ideas rather than people. A set of colleagues that bring different ways that they would solve a problem ultimately leads to the best results for our clients”
- Janet Campagna
Chief Executive Officer

We activate our advanced knowledge in a quantitative approach that systematically seeks to deliver higher-probability investment outcomes for investors – in other words, elevating certainty.

What outcomes are you seeking?

INCOME GENERATION

We offer income strategies constructed with multiple asset classes or diversified across equities with low-volatility characteristics.

learn more
WEALTH CREATION

Our strategies include risk-managed, growth-oriented portfolios diversified across multi-asset classes and multi-factor equities.

learn more
RISK MITIGATION

Risk is more than the measure of volatility. With so many risks to consider, investors need more than one tool to address them.   

learn more