From smart beta to modern alpha

Factor-based ETFs can look very different from pure market indexes, so the beta label is inappropriate, says WisdomTree's Jeff Weniger.

Christian Charest 18 January, 2018 | 6:00PM
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Christian Charest: For Morningstar, I'm Christian Charest. About a decade ago, the ETF industry saw the launch of many new products that rejected pure index investing in favour of more elaborate but still rules-based passive strategies. These new strategies soon came to be known as smart beta. But from the onset there have been objections to that name. I'm here today with Jeff Weniger, Asset Allocation Strategist at WisdomTree Asset Management Canada, to talk about his firm's approach in this regard.

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