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On smart beta

A bit of perspective on a buzzword. The prompt The Axioma Quant Forum in London included a discussion of smart beta.  I took two highlights from it: a point of view and a question. The point of view was stated by Gerben de Zwart: “Smart beta seems like a replay of simple quant strategies of the … Continue reading

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Alternative equity indices and random portfolios

A study has come out of Cass Business School that investigates a number of ways of building equity indices.  Andrew Clare, Nicholas Motson and Stephen Thomas, of course, include market capitalization weighting.  A number of schemes that fall under the name of “smart beta” are also included. They compare the indices not only among themselves … Continue reading

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