Good Beta, Bad Beta: Not all smart beta strategies are smart

Presented by

Brendan Maton

About this talk

•Smart beta trends: • Where is the smart money going? • What is driving interest in smart beta right now? • How big is the market? • What are the benefits? • How are sophisticated investors customizing their exposure? • Index versus manager versus bespoke •Good smart beta strategies are transparent, rules based, diverse, low risk, and take advantage of rebalancing. •Bad smart beta strategies are opaque, black box, concentrated, high risk, and trend following. •The devil is in the implementation details, learn the right questions to ask to tell the good from the bad.

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