Fresh Insights on the Smart Beta Space

(...) Smart beta products aim to outperform traditional market cap-weighted indices by capturing sources of excess returns offered by proven, well-researched factors that stem from behavioral or st ...

(...) Smart beta products aim to outperform traditional market cap-weighted indices by capturing sources of excess returns offered by proven, well-researched factors that stem from behavioral or structural anomalies. A recent survey conducted by EDHEC-Risk Institute among 163 European professional investors shows that the majority agrees that smart beta and factor investing offers significant potential for outperformance. The EDHEC European ETF and Smart Beta and Factor Investing Survey 2018 offers insights into investors’ perceptions on exchange-traded funds (ETFs), smart beta and factor investing products. The survey results suggest that the interest in smart beta and factor investing is mainly attributable to the pursuit of outperformance, as around 73 percent of respondents agree that products in this area present significant potential for beating traditional market indices. In addition, the transparency of these products is an essential attribute of their appeal. (...)

Type: Press article
Date: le 04/03/2019
Research Cluster : Finance
Source : HedgeNordic

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