A Practical Guide to ETF Portfolio Construction

Investors who want to build a diversified portfolio to grow their wealth can now look to alternative or factor-based index ETF strategies to focus on investment opportunities across a number of equity market categories.

On the upcoming webcast (available live and on demand for CE Credit), A Practical Guide to Portfolio Construction, John Bryson, Head of Portfolio Consulting for John Hancock Investments, and Steve Deroian, Head of ETF Strategy at John Hancock Investments, will discuss new research in equity portfolio construction.

As the financial industry comes out with new and innovative ways for investors to access the markets, many will have to reconsider the way they build a traditional mix of equity and fixed-income assets.

Among the new breed of investment strategies now available, smart beta or alternative passive index-based funds, like John Hancock’s broad smart-beta ETFs, can now be used to fill out a core portfolio position. For example, the John Hancock Multifactor Large Cap ETF (NYSEArca: JHML) and John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF (NYSEArca: JHMM), along with a suite of multifactor sector-specific ETF strategies, allow investors to overweight targeted areas of the market.

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