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Smart beta: A risk-based strategy

Smart beta can be considered an interesting alternative to investing in market-cap weighted indexes.

Questrade launches smart beta ETFs

Questrade Wealth Management launched six exchange-traded funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 10:14
Smart beta assets increase: study

Towers Watson’s institutional investment clients around the world allocated over $8 billion to smart beta strategies last year, bringing the total exposure to around $40 billion (in 550 portfolios) in these strategies, across a range of asset classes.

  • By: Staff
  • February 23, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 11:18
Investment trends: How smart beta can help with de-risking

Smart beta indexes can be a useful de-risking tool

Understanding low-volatility strategies

A low-volatility portfolio can bring good returns without great risk, but building that kind of portfolio is not as simple as finding low-beta stocks. Investors need to be aware of risks and, when they consider investing aboard, they need to understand whether they should engage in currency hedging.

Interest in smart beta higher in Canada

A survey finds that smart beta indexes are being sought by institutional investors for their investment utility, helping to achieve broader portfolio objectives such as risk reduction and return enhancement more than basic cost savings.

  • By: Staff
  • April 30, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 11:08
Smart beta ETF usage expected to grow

A report by Cogent Research on behalf of Invesco says about one-quarter of institutional decision-makers use smart beta exchange-traded funds that number is expected to rise.

  • By: Staff
  • March 12, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 09:13
Smart beta assets double

Towers Watson’s institutional investor clients made more than twice as many new investments in smart beta strategies during 2013.

  • By: Staff
  • February 19, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 14:04
Appetite for smart beta growing among institutional investors

Smart beta strategies are playing a more influential role in some of the world’s largest portfolios, according to a State Street Global Advisors study.

  • By: Staff
  • February 14, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 12:37
The Intelligent ETF

What if ETFs could give better beta?

  • April 18, 2013 September 13, 2019
  • 15:36