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Smart beta

  • Aggregating ETFs designated as ‘smart beta’ in a composite portfolio demonstrates that the term does not lead to the definition of an asset class with specific risk/return attributes.

  • Moody’s has published a report forecasting that passive funds will surpass 50% of the investment market in the US by 2024 at the latest, given the growth trends in this area of the market and the outflows from active funds. The agency foresees a similar growth pattern in other areas of the world, too, albeit from a lower starting point.

  • Smart Beta or Alternative Beta, one of the hottest topics in recent years, has been drawing investors’ attention and confronting them at the same time with a flow of information which is often difficult to analyse.