Smart-Beta ETF Strategies for 2016's Low Growth Environment

RODM has smaller country tilts toward major developed markets like Japan, U.K., France and Switzerland than traditional Europe, Australasia and Far East Index Funds. However, the Lattice ETF includes a 11.2% tilt toward Canada. Individual holdings are also less top heavy in the smart-beta index ETF.

Additionally, investors may find two other multi-factor index ETFs for international exposure, including the Lattice Emerging Market Strategy ETF (NYSEArca: ROAM) and Lattice Global Small Cap Strategy ETF (NYSEArca: ROGS).

Due to its indexing methodology, ROAM has a more spread out exposure to emerging markets. Specifically, the ETF has a much lower tilt toward China, South Korea and Taiwan than the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. China at 7.5% is only the fourth largest country in ROAM’s underlying index. Meanwhile, Taiwan is 9.1% and South Korea is 8.9%.

Lastly, ROGS tries to track global small-cap stocks from both developed and emerging markets, including a 38.8% tilt toward the U.S., Japan 12.5%, South Korea 6.2%, China 6.1% and Canada 4.7%. [Lattice Adds Fourth ETF With Global Small-Cap Fund]

Financial advisors who are interested in learning more about overseas opportunities can register for the Wednesday, December 3 webcast here.