Quantitative investing

Factor-tilt approach

A method of implementation where part of a portfolio is invested specifically in factor strategies.

Specific factors that may be under-represented in the 'standard' asset allocation are added in this approach using dedicated factor strategies.

Figure: Factor Tilts

Figure: Factor Tilts

Source: Koedijk, Slager, Stork: 'Factor Investing in Practice: A Trustees' Guide to Implementation' (2014).

Different approaches to implementing factor investing can be distinguished, such as the risk due diligence approach and factor optimization.

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