The size factor has recently come under attack from smart beta providers because its performance has lagged behind other factors. A common recommendation is to remove size from the factor menu, to give more weight to factors with better performance. But due to its low correlation with other factors, size offers substantial diversification benefits.
Fee compression is here to stay. Only the few active managers that have met their benchmarks over the past few years have been immune. But make no mistake, asset owners will be reviewing all strategies for their value and fee models will continue to evolve.
Amin RajanNovember 26, 2018
Among academic classifications, and the subsequent implementation of factor investing, “quality” is one of the newer areas of investigation. Robert Novy-Marx, the Lori and Alan S. Zekelman Professor of Finance at the University of Rochester, is leading the charge on the academic justification of quality as a factor, although he has a “jaded scepticism” about […]
Amanda WhiteJune 10, 2015