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  • Defining A Fast Growing Investment Trend: 'Smart Beta'
    Mar. 19, 2014 DVY, SDY, DLN Comment!


    • 'Smart beta' ETFs are one of the fastest growing products in investment management.
    • We define this segment in detail and estimate its size as $75B for domestic equity exposure.
    • We take the view that all risk factors go through cycles, so assuming that smart beta ETFs will always outperform 'traditional' beta is misguided.
    • However these ETFs are very useful to investors since they do the 'heavy lifting' when getting exposure to strategies like low volatility, which will drive future adoption.
  • Analyzing Differences In ETF Risk Exposure
    Aug. 9, 2013 DVY, IUSV, SPHQ 1 Comment
  • The Surprising 'Growthy-Ness' Of A Breakthrough ETF
    Feb. 25, 2013 SPLV 5 Comments
  • Vanguard's Benchmark Index Switch: Risk Implications
    Nov. 21, 2012 VTI, VB, VV 5 Comments
  • Why Alliance Bernstein's ETF Projections Underestimate Fund Industry Changes
    Editors' Pick • Jun. 21, 2012 WETF, BLK, IVZ Comment!
  • In Defense Of Most ETFs
    Sep. 20, 2011 Comment!