Watch: The Smart-Beta ETF Evolution (VIDEO)

Want to learn some innovative strategies in the exchange traded fund industry?

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon discusses the topic with Bruno del Ama, CEO of Global X.

Del Alma points to the popular smart-beta ETF space as an up-and-coming segment of the industry, singling out multi-factor investment strategies.

For instance, Global X recently came out with the Global X Scientific Beta US ETF (NYSEArca: SCIU), which tries to outpace cap-weighted indices with less volatility, Global X Scientific Beta Europe ETF (NYSEArca: SCID), Global X Scientific Beta Asia ex-Japan ETF (NYSEArca: SCIX) and Global X Scientific Beta Japan ETF (NYSEArca: SCIJ). [Beta Gets Scientific With These new Global X ETFs]

The so-called scientific beta ETFs are based off Edhec-Risk Institute indices that utilize multiple factors, including low-volatility, momentum, size and value.

Click on the video below to see the full interview.