Ben Lavine

Ben Lavine is CIO of 3D Asset Management, based in East Hartford, Connecticut.

ETF Strategist Corner

Investors Tempted To Do Something

When you feel like you should make a change to your portfolio, it’s probably best not to scratch that itch.

ETF Strategist Corner

We Are All Insurers Now

Exchange-traded products have made risk protection available to all. 

ETF Strategist Corner

Response To Arnott’s Fundamental Indexing

Lacking price discovery and bringing more risk discounts RAFI as being a potential equity allocation benchmark.

ETF Strategist Corner

Min Vol ETFs Underperform When Rates Rise

Higher sensitivity to yield is at the heart of this strategy’s interest rate reaction.

ETF Strategist Corner

Deconstructing Active Management

The importance of understanding what drives different multifactor ETFs when designing investment programs.

ETF Strategist Corner

Don’t Call This A Comeback For Active Mgmt

Recent return comparisons suggest the cycle may be falling back into active’s favor.

ETF Strategist Corner

Thematic ETFs: Where Active Mgmt Makes Sense

Construction flaw of passive thematic ETFs opens a door for a better active product.

ETF Strategist Corner

Here’s How Active Can Compete With Low Cost ETFs

Many active strategies can be replicated with factor ETFs. Here’s what needs to change.

ETF Strategist Corner

4 Rules To Evaluate Smart Beta ETFs

The old rules for picking mutual funds do not apply to the growing—and complex—segment of strategic-beta ETFs.