GSAM quant team profiling global TAA

Goldman''s quantitative resources team is discussing ways for Asian institutions to increase alpha.

Take risk, seek alpha that's the message for Asian insurance companies and central banks from Robert Litterman, the New York-based head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's quantitative resources group, who is touring the region. His trip is to raise the firm's profile, highlight various active management strategies, and also promote a textbook he and his team recently published, a weighty tome titled Modern Investment Management an equilibrium approach.

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