In the current low rate environment, institutional investors are placing their managers under greater pressure to justify their fees while still seeking returns above the benchmark. This has led to the rise in interest for short-term strategies such as quantitative/ factor-based investing.
The 4th annual Smart Beta Investing, Europe report will bring together asset owners, Smart Beta fund managers, ETF and index providers, stock exchanges, data providers and other stakeholders to explore the growth of factor investing as an investment trend. The report will consider the reasons driving both factor and non-factor focused fund managers/investors to use the strategy, and explore from the perspective of users if factor investing is really as smart as it is intended to be.
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