A new and intriguing offshoot of the active vs passive debate is emerging. As factor index investing continues to expand the choices available to investors, is it still a truly passive strategy, or is it active? Conventional wisdom says that smart beta strategies are blurring the lines between passive and active. A fund that seeks […]
Innovation, collaboration and factor indices. This week’s news optimizes all three, with S&P Dow Jones Indices announcing plans to develop new strategies across the smart beta and ESG space, powered by Axioma.
The world of indexing has seen explosive growth since the GFC, ushering in a sea change in the way assets are managed. Today, more than 3 million equity indices are being calculated – putting the ratio of calculated indices to listed equities at an astounding 60:1. The ETF market, which is dominated by passive index trackers, […]