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What Are Smart Beta Strategies? And How Can We Improve Them? - February 2015

 “Smart Beta” is an increasingly popular buzz word, but is it a holy grail in the asset management world?

Report highlights:

  • What are Smart Beta strategies and how are they constructed?
  • AUM in Smart Beta strategies grew fivefold since 2008. Why have these strategies risen in popularity?
  • What downsides are there to adding beta exposure to a characteristic?
  • How can we improve upon Smart Beta strategies by addressing common critiques?

Download the full report here.