Insights From Three Alternative Beta (“Smart Beta”) Videos

Tom Lydon of ETF Trends with Jonathan Horton, President of FTSE North America, discussing the ongoing development of alternative (“smart”) beta indices. Some interesting thoughts from Horton on where alternative beta strategies fit in a portfolio and how to think about them as investment tools for a portfolio.

Brian Langstraat, CEO of Parametric, speaks with hosts on CNBC Europe about the structure of smart beta indexes and why investors might want to use them.

A word of caution about smart beta strategies from Morningstar’s Ben Johnson, Director of Passive Funds Research at Morningstar. While he is positive on the strategies, he does has some reservations and encourages due diligence on what you are getting as an investor.

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