The Taiwanese pension fund manager has evolved a smart beta strategy that has showed its worth in a variety of market conditions. The key to success? Rotation.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Applied US Core Equity Strategy can point to multi-year returns and a robust Sharpe ratio for its success in our smart beta category.
While the concept of factor investing has had some reassessment over the past year or two, industry participants argue that there are still rewards to be had from employing it.
Once seen as an appealing passive investing option for asset owners, factor investing seems to be losing its cachet. Can it get it back?
There will now be no such mandate this year because of the difficulties involved in finding an appropriate benchmark, Taiwan’s biggest state pension fund tells AsianInvestor.
HSBC's UK retirement scheme is increasing its quasi-passive exposure, reflecting a trend among its peers. Their approach may interest Asian investors drawn to smart beta.
AsianInvestor asked market experts their views about smart beta products and gave our opinion on whether it would hit the mainstream. Find out whether we were right.
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The hunt for yield is leading sophisticated factor investing to gain more interest with institutional investors, listeners to a webinar organised by AsianInvestor and FTSE Russell heard.
Increasingly asset owners could allocate using factor investing in fixed income, as a replacement for hedge funds, in local markets and even in combination with ESG.
Experts told the audience of the Inside ETFs Asia conference that understanding and transparency are essential to successfully invest into smart beta ETFs in the region.
As interest in smart beta strategies rises in the region, more asset owners are eyeing multi-factor approaches and layering factors with ESG strategies.
Institutional take-up of smart-beta strategies in the region is such that ETF issuers are increasing their focus on non-traditional index products.