Daily Archives: March 9, 2016

Smart Beta Indices: The Key to Passively Unlocking Alpha? March 15, 2016 4:00 P.M. (IST)

While the concept of factor investing is not new to the market, the constant growth and evolution of this investment strategy keeps the learning curve steep.
Since the post-crisis recovery in 2009, smart beta products have clocked in strong growth in both number of products and assets under management. Traditionally active investing is used to generate excess return called alpha, while indices are used to capture market beta.
Smart beta is a game-changer in the active vs. passive dichotomy in that it lies somewhere in between.


Register/Join our webinar to explore how:

  • How a factor-based approach is taken to reflect strategies designed to provide alternative performance.
  • Identifying different selection and weighting techniques to create a variety of factors.
  • Embedding factor strategies in portfolio constructions with specific investment goals.
  • How Smart Beta may evolve in a global context.
Chintan Haria, Head – Product Development & Strategy.
ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited 
Utkarsh Agrawal, Senior Analyst – Research & Design.
Asia Index Private Limited 
Vidhu Shekhar, CFA, Country Head – India.  CFA Institute