The Birth of Smart-Beta ETFs

Rob Arnott, Chairman/CEO of Research Affiliates, knows a little bit about smart-beta ETFs. About ten years ago his firm released the first index to use fundamentals that became the backbone of Powershares’ first smart-beta ETF.

Tom recently caught up with Rob about how his firm changed the face of indexing and what he sees moving forward as the best way to capture alpha with beta approaches.

Check out their conversation below!