• Webcast this Tuesday to explain types of smart-beta strategies
  • Investors who want to capitalize on these alternative index-based ETFs should fully understand what they are getting themselves into
  • The one-hour session will provide best practices for incorporating strategic-beta ETFs into a portfolio

Smart-beta or factor-based strategies have quickly gained traction in the exchange traded fund universe. Investors who want to capitalize on these alternative index-based ETFs should fully understand what they are getting themselves into.

On the upcoming webcast, Multifactor Investing in a Volatile Market: What’s Your Strategic Beta Plan?, Phil Fontana (pictured above), Head of Product Development at John Hancock Investments, and Karen Umland, Head of Investment Strategies Group and Senior Portfolio Manager & Vice President of Dimensional Fund Advisors, help explain who might be best suited for these types of smart-beta strategies and provide best practices for incorporating strategic-beta ETFs into a portfolio.

For instance, John Hancock has six smart-beta ETF options to choose from, including the John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF (NYSEArca: JHML), John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF (NYSEArca: JHMM), John Hancock Multifactor Consumer Discretionary ETF (NYSEArca: JHMC), John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF (NYSEArca: JHMF), John Hancock Multifactor Healthcare ETF (NYSEArca: JHMH) and John Hancock Multifactor Technology ETF (NYSEArca: JHMT).

Each of the new John Hancock Multifactor ETFs track indices developed by Dimensional Fund Advisors, which will act as the subadvisor to the funds.