Volatility Fears Push Investors Into Factor Strategies

"(...) Allocations to smart beta and active factor-investing strategies grew in 2017 as investors sought to diversify and manage volatility. (...) Felix Goltz, head of applied research at ...

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Joe McGrath

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Felix Goltz

Head of applied research at the EDHEC Risk Institute

"(...) Allocations to smart beta and active factor-investing strategies grew in 2017 as investors sought to diversify and manage volatility. (...) Felix Goltz, head of applied research at the EDHEC Risk Institute, said it is time that the industry develops frameworks to evaluate these factor-based strategies. "There is a whole load of research that goes into assessing active strategies," he said. "The industry has to make the effort to develop some frameworks for evaluating these strategies. You have the traditional business consultants to help with manager selection but who is helping with factor selection?" (...)" 

Type: Press article
Date: le 02/10/2017
Research Cluster : Finance
Source : Institutional Investor

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