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DEFI: Diversified Equity Factor Investing

In this webcast we will look at Diversified Equity Factor Investing (DEFI). We will examine the 4 key factors that drive long-term equity returns: Value, Quality, Momentum and Low Volatility and how we apply these factors to our research focused approach.
Recorded Jun 15 2016 44 mins
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Etienne Vincent, Head of Global Quant Management, THEAM, BNP Paribas Group
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