America Speaks! We Listened - Seeking to Deliver Market Beta with Social Alpha
After a year when the Russell 1000 Index was down 19%, advisors are looking for strong large-cap equity alternatives. During an upcoming webcast, Goldman Sachs and VettaFi will review a core large-cap investment strategy that leverages the priorities of the American public to create competitive value for shareholders. We will show how the Goldman Sachs JUST U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (JUST) uses qualitative and quantitative polling and research techniques to ascertain the issues most critical to the American public. JUST then assesses company performance against those issues and tracks an index of top performers that reliably deliver both social alpha and market performance.
Topics will include:
- An overview of the top business behavior metrics that matter most to Americans, including work and wage quality, consumer treatment, and community and environmental impacts.
- JUST Capital’s polling and analysis processes to understand the American public’s priorities, and how JUST Capital assesses company performance against those priorities.
- Which sectors are most represented in the JUST US Large Cap Diversified Index.
- How financial advisors can leverage the JUST ETF as the large-cap alternative in an investment portfolio, while directing capital toward companies that are better for workers, for communities, and for America.
Alex von Obelitz, CFAHead of ETF Strategy
Goldman Sachs Asset Management