Kent Hargis

Kent Hargis

Co-Chief Investment Officer—Strategic Core Equities

17 Years at AB
25 Years of experience

Kent Hargis is Co-Chief Investment Officer of Strategic Core Equities. He has been managing the Global, International and US portfolios since their inception in September 2011, and the Emerging Markets Strategic Core Portfolio since January 2015. Hargis was named head of Quantitative Research for Equities in 2009, with responsibility for overseeing the research and application of risk and return models across the firm’s equity portfolios. He joined the firm in October 2003 as a senior quantitative strategist. Prior to that, Hargis was chief portfolio strategist for global emerging markets at Goldman Sachs. From 1995 through 1998, he was assistant professor of international finance in the graduate program at the University of South Carolina, where he published extensively on various international investment topics. Hargis holds a PhD in economics from the University of Illinois, where his research focused on international finance, econometrics and emerging financial markets. Location: New York

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Capturing the Ups and Downs in Coronavirus Equity Markets

by Kent Hargis, Sammy Suzuki, Jillian Geliebter
Several equity factors diverged significantly from their typical performance patterns during the COVID-19 crisis. By understanding how factor returns behaved in this market correction relative to their historic norms, investors can not only prepare for future volatility but also take advantage of short-term market dislocations.

Active & Passive , Coronavirus, Equities, Volatility

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