Jennifer Bender

State Street Global Advisors

Managing Director

1 Lincoln Street

28th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

36

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49

Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Foundations of Factor Investing

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Jan 2015
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Barra, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 1,542 (10,918)
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The Fundamentals of Fundamental Factor Models (June 2010)

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2010-24
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Nov 2010
Frank Nielsen and Jennifer Bender
MSCI Inc. and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 1,418 (12,477)

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Fundamental Factor Models fundamental-based origins factor models Barra Barr Rosenberg Vinay Marathemacroeconomic events individual securities effects theory microeconomic characteristics

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Best Practices for Investment Risk Management, June 2009

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2009-21
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Jun 2009
Frank Nielsen and Jennifer Bender
MSCI Inc. and State Street Global Advisors
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best practices, investment risk management, Risk Measurement, Risk Monitoring, Risk-Adjusted Investment, Management tools, quantify

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Refining Portfolio Construction When Alphas and Risk Factors are Misaligned

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2009-09
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Mar 2009
Jennifer Bender, Jyh-Huei Lee, Dan Stefek and MSCI Inc.
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc., MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 609 (42,393)
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portfolio construction, alpha risk, factors, construction, misaligned model, residual

Portfolio of Risk Premia: A New Approach to Diversification

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 01 Jan 2015
Jennifer Bender, Remy Briand, Frank Nielsen and Dan Stefek
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Barra, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 589 (43,762)
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To Beta or Not to Beta: A Comparison of Historical Versus Fundamental Betas for Hedging Market Risk

MSCI Barra Research Insights, July 2007
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Jennifer Bender
State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 511 (53,154)

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Refining Portfolio Construction by Penalizing Residual Alpha - Empirical Examples

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2009-19
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Jun 2009
Jennifer Bender, Jyh-Huei Lee and Dan Stefek
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 369 (78,874)

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misalignment, alpha risk factors, refining portfolio construction, penalizing, residual alpha empirical managers

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Manipulating Correlations Through Latent Drivers

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2010-20
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Nov 2010
Jennifer Bender, Jyh-Huei Lee and Dan Stefek
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 244 (123,628)
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Manipulate Correlation Matrices, Stress Testing Portfolio, Construction Latent Drivers, Flexible Framework, Positive Semi-Definiteness Matrix, Unobservable Factors Drivers

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Deploying Multi-Factor Index Allocations in Institutional Portfolios

MSCI Research Insights, December 2013
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Jan 2015
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Barra, MSCI Inc., MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 230 (131,184)
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Investing in Inflation Protection

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2010-36
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Nov 2010
Anand S. Iyer and Jennifer Bender
MSCI Inc. and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 214 (140,654)

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Inflationary, Deflationary Concerns, Investing in Inflation Protection, Portfolio Construction and Optimization, Global Economies, Recovery, Inflation Protected Bonds, Plan Sponsor, Asset Allocation, IPB Inflation, Hedge Portfolio, Diversification Investors

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Decomposing the Impact of Portfolio Constraints, August 2009

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2009-30
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Nov 2009
Jennifer Bender, Jyh-Huei Lee and Dan Stefek
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 201 (149,148)
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decomposing impact portfolio constraints return risk constrained alphas positions orthogonal measure

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Forecast Risk Bias in Optimized Portfolios, October 2009

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2009-36
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 21 Nov 2009
Jennifer Bender, Jyh-Huei Lee, Dan Stefek and Jian (Jay) Yao
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc., MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 185 (160,937)
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forecast risk bias optimized portfolios covariance matrix underestimates true risk factor structure returns

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Extending Rules-Based Factor Portfolios to a Long-Short Framework

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 05 May 2016
Jennifer Bender and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 146 (197,337)

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Constraining Shortfall, April 2010

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2010-15
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 May 2010
Jennifer Bender, Jyh-Huei Lee and Dan Stefek
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 142 (201,815)

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constraining shortfall, mean-variance, optimization, portfolios extreme losses, less exposure risk, portfolio construction shortfall, beta optimal protection

15.

Multi-Factor Portfolio Construction for Passively Managed Factor Portfolios

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Jennifer Bender and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 127 (220,487)
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Factor Portfolios, Smart Beta, Multi Factor

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Quality Assurance: De-Mystifying the Quality Factor in Equities and Bonds

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Jennifer Bender and Ritirupa Samanta
State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 99 (263,512)

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Quality, Multi-Asset Class, Equities, Bonds, Factor Investing

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An Update on Emerging Markets

MSCI Barra Research Paper No. 2009-33
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Nov 2009
Jennifer Bender, Frank Nielsen and Madhu Subramanian
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and MSCI Inc.
Downloads 86 (288,325)

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emerging markets, crisis, stocks, relative, developed markets, behaved differences, performance, sectors, styles

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Why Currency Returns and Currency Hedging Matter: An Update on the MSCI Hedged Indices

MSCI Research Insights, May 2012
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Jennifer Bender, Roman Kouzmenko and Zoltan Nagy
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and Independent
Downloads 69 (327,613)

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Demystifying Equal Weighting

MSCI Research Insights, June 2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Jennifer Bender
State Street Global Advisors
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A Blueprint for Integrating ESG into Equity Portfolios

The Journal of Investment Management, Volume 16, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Jun 2019
State Street Global Advisors, State Street Global Advisors, State Street Corporate - State Street Global Advisors, State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 60 (352,074)
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ESG, Sustainable investing, Equities

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Peering Under the Hood of Rules-Based Portfolio Construction: The Impact of Security Selection and Weighting Decisions

Forthcoming in Factor Investing, From Traditional to Alternative Risk Premia, (Ed.) Emmanuel Jurczenko, Elsevier Ltd; ISBN: 978-1-78548-201-4
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Dec 2017
Jennifer Bender, Xiaole Sun and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors, State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 47 (393,473)

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Smart Beta, Factor Portfolios, Portfolio Construction

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Achieving Commodities Exposure via Equities

MSCI Research Insights, August 2012
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Apr 2016
Jennifer Bender, David Merigo and Faiz Syed
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Inc. and Independent
Downloads 38 (426,887)

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Clash of the Titans: Factor Portfolios vs Alternative Weighting Schemes

The Journal of Portfolio Management Quantitative Special Issue 2019
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 May 2019
Jennifer Bender, Thomas Blackburn and Xiaole Sun
State Street Global Advisors, State Street Corporate - State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors
Downloads 32 (451,863)

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International Investing: Managing Multiple Layers of Alpha

MSCI Barra Research Insights, July 2007
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Anton Puchkov and Jennifer Bender
Independent and State Street Global Advisors
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Emerging Markets: Balancing Growth Opportunities with Risk

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Jennifer Bender
State Street Global Advisors
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Analysts' Roundtable on Integrating ESG into Investment Decision‐Making

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 44-55, 2017
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Jarislowsky Fraser, State Street Global Advisors, CFA Institute, Wells Fargo Bank - Wells Capital Management and UBS Asset Management
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Asset Allocation vs Factor Allocation – Can We Build a Unified Method?

The Journal of Portfolio Management Multi-Asset Special Issue 2019, 45 (2) 9-22; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3905/jpm.2018.45.2.009
Posted: 01 Jun 2019
Jennifer Bender, Jerry Sun and Ric Thomas
State Street Global Advisors, Invesco Advisers, Inc. and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Factor allocation, Asset allocation

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The Latest Wave in Advanced Beta: Combining Value, Low Volatility, and Quality

Posted: 22 May 2019
Jennifer Bender, Eric Brandhorst and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors, State Street Corporate - State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors

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Tilted and Anti-Tilted Portfolios: A Coherent Framework for Advanced Beta Portfolio Construction

Posted: 22 May 2019
Jennifer Bender and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors

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A New Metric for Smart Beta: Factor Exposure per Unit of Tracking Error

Posted: 22 May 2019
Jennifer Bender, Xiaole Sun and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors, State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors

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Smart Beta, Factor Portfolios

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Thematic Indexing, Meet Smart Beta! Merging ESG into Factor Portfolios

Posted: 22 May 2019
Jennifer Bender, Xiaole Sun and Taie Wang
State Street Global Advisors, State Street Global Advisors and State Street Global Advisors

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ESG, Smart Beta, Thematic Investing, Portfolio Integration

32.

Earnings Quality Revisited

Posted: 21 May 2019
Jennifer Bender and Frank Nielsen
State Street Global Advisors and MSCI Inc.

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33.

Can Alpha Be Captured by Risk Premia?

Posted: 21 May 2019
Jennifer Bender, Paul Brett Hammond and William Mok
State Street Global Advisors, Capital Group and MSCI Inc.

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Factor Portfolios, Bottom-Up Construction, Blending Portfolios

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Small Caps -- No Small Oversight

MSCI Research Insights, March 2012
Posted: 31 Dec 2014
State Street Global Advisors, MSCI Barra, MSCI Inc. and Independent

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Measuring the Efficiency of Portfolio Construction

MSCI Barra Research Insights
Posted: 31 Dec 2014
Jennifer Bender and Jyh-Huei Lee
State Street Global Advisors and MSCI Inc.

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