There are arguments in favor of traditional passive index funds: they offer low fees, liquidity, and broad diversification. They match market performance, have negligible trading costs and tracking error, and they beat most active managers most of the time.
On the other side, there are also factor strategies gaining popularity for a reason: they are transparent, offer exposure to widely agreed-upon sources of expected return, have low management costs, and, with proper design, reasonable transaction costs.
In this episode, I am honored to speak to Vitali Kalesnik, a recognized expert in factor investing. He’s a partner and Director of Research at Research Affiliates. Vitali explains the details related to factor investing. You will learn, among other things, what it is, what the associated risks are, and how to properly use them in practice.Continue reading →