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Factor Investing Seminar

19 September 2014

Factor Investing Seminar

19 September 2014

Factor Investing Seminar

19 September 2014

Factor Investing Seminar

19 September 2014

"The adoption of factor investing has been slow but now we are really seeing a change. Investors are more open to a new approach and are looking at the best way to implement it; a welcome development that also became apparent at this seminar. Most of the audience’s questions were related to this topic, while questions in the past were mainly about proof for the existence of factor premiums."Joop Huij, Head of Factor Investing Research

What history teaches us: 7 lessons for factor investing

What can investors learn from the past long-term performance of equities? Long-term historical data will give you insights for the future, says Professor Elroy Dimson. “Investors should take the long view and be aware of factor exposures.”

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Factors help asset owners to improve their portfolios

What are the challenges of smart beta and factor investing? Factor strategies will have a profound impact on the way portfolios are constructed, says James Price, Investment Consultant at Towers Watson. “This impact will be felt throughout the entire investment process.”

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Pension fund implementation case

How can factors be useful to implement de-risking programs of pension plans? Alex Neve, Director of equities at Univest talks about the lessons learned. Univest is the investment advisor of all Unilever pension plans.

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How factor investing fits into active vs passive

Why factor investing makes sense. Altaf Kassam, MSCI Head of Index Applied Research EMEAI. “Factors are shown to outperform historically and their outperformance can be explained. It is suitable for passive and active investors.”

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The rise of Factor Investing – is it a hype?

Factor Investing is increasingly in the spotlight. Financial magazines run features on it, seminars are organized on the subject, and investors consider adopting its approach. Yet you might wonder: is it just a hype? Is the increased interest in Factor Investing no more than a passing trend? This question demands an answer.

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