Enhanced indexing

Enhanced indexing

Proven alternative to passive investing
Despite the popularity of passive investing, this investment style isn’t offering investors the best available exposure to the equity markets. We argue that enhanced indexing may be an even better alternative. It is supported by theory and evidence, allows for better ESG integration, and contributes to a liquid and efficient market.
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Advantages of enhanced indexing 

Passive investing has several advantages, such as exposure to the market premium, predictable risk-return characteristics and low fees. Since 2004 our enhanced indexing strategies offer all the advantages of traditional passive investing, but strive to generate better returns than passive vehicles after costs, and integrate sustainability criteria as well as the latest academic research.

  • 2004 start of successful track record
    Long history of stable alphas
  • >12 bn EUR assets in funds and mandates
    As per October 2017
  • 15 years of tailor-made experience
    Managing tailor-made portfolios

  • Sustainable enhanced indexing

    • ESG criteria integrated in stock selection model
    • 30% better portfolio ESG score
    • Integrates impact investing by reducing the portfolio footprint by 20% in four areas
    • Extensive exclusion lists
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  • Tailor-made solutions for client demands

    • Core quant solutions: bespoke county, sector or relative risk levels
    • Possibility to integrate bespoke sustainability criteria
    • Investment universe defined by client
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Enhanced Indexing is a proven alternative  to passive investing as it offers all the benefits  of this popular investment style  while compensating for its many disadvantages
Wilma de Groot, Portfolio manager
Enhanced Indexing is a proven alternative to passive investing as it offers all the benefits of this popular investment style while compensating for its many disadvantages
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Enhanced indexing equities strategy

Passive investing offers exposure to the equity premium, predictable portfolio characteristics and low fees.

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