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Smart Beta 2017

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:43

GFM’s 2017 Smart Beta Special Report examines how the global appetite for smart beta ETFs remains undiminished as ETF providers are mining ever wider and deeper sources for active style passive returns.

The 'Smart Beta 2017' special report comprises 4 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

Smart beta continues to impress investors

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 10:53

They might not be able to agree on a name for it, but smart beta – or factor investing, enhanced beta, or strategic beta, to give you a few examples of alternative names that are on offer out there – is mighty popular with investors. »

Christine Cantrell, BMO GAM

BMO answers universal demand for income

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:11

As BMO Global Asset Management continues to launch ETF products designed to produce income, Christine Cantrell, sales director, explains that the traditional ways in which investors have accessed income have become even scarcer. »

Donavan Brown, BBH

Client-centric BBH offers thought leadership on smart beta direction

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:17

Donavan Brown, assistant vice president with Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), explains that there are three parts to its business: Investor Services which caters to asset managers and financial institutions; the Private Banking which offers Corporate Advisory and Banking, Private Equity and Private Wealth Management, and an Investment Management business with a variety of equity and fixed income strategies. »

Dr Jan-Carl Plagge, STOXX

When intelligent data becomes a game-changer

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:22

By Dr Jan-Carl Plagge, STOXX - The investment industry has always relied on information patterns and trends to boost returns, with items such as regulatory filings and analyst reports long considered to be the traditional sources of data. »

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