ETF Trends
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Overview

Title: Just the Facts on Single Versus Multifactor ETFs

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Duration: 1 hour



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Summary

Strategic beta ETFs that seek the premium of a single factor — such as low volatility — have gained in popularity, but they may complicate investors’ pursuit of alpha, diversification, and portfolio stability. In addition, John Hancock Investments, Dimensional Fund Advisors and ETF Trends will discuss how mixing a variety of single-factor approaches can produce unintended consequences, such as exposure overlaps, higher costs, and style drift, raising risks in investors’ portfolios.

Join Tom Lydon, editor and publisher of ETF Trends, as he moderates a discussion of single versus multifactor strategic beta ETF strategies. Topics will include:

  • Factors versus dimensions
  • Limitations of single-factor investing
  • Measuring factor impact on performance
  • Incorporating strategic beta ETFs in a diversified portfolio

Accepted for one hour of CFP/CIMA CE credit for live and on-demand attendees

ETF Trends is registered with CFA Institute as an Approved Provider of continuing education programs for CFA members (For live webcast only)

Michael Stephens, CFA, CAIA
Portfolio Consultant
John Hancock Investments
Wes Crill
Vice President, Research Group
Dimensional Fund Advisors
Tom Lydon
Editor and Publisher
ETF Trends