Video: Smart Beta Discussion with WisdomTree’s Siracusano

The idea behind smart beta strategies, also known as “Strategic Beta” or “Alternative Beta,” is to weight the securities in an indexed portfolio in a method other than one based on the market capitalization of individual securities. In this video, Gregg Greenberg of TheStreet speaks with Luciano Siracusano, Chief Investment Strategist for WisdomTree, about the development of “Smart Beta” investment strategies.

Siracusano describes how WisdomTree got its start with a smart beta strategy, and that the various smart beta strategies available today are essentially Indexing 2.0. And as Siracusano notes, “There is a lot of data building up that would lead you to conclude that cap-weighting is not optimal.”

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