Ben Lavine

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

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.

ETF Strategist Corner

Low Vol ETFs: Devil Is In The Details

With low-vol valuations and popularity rising, it’s important to understand the difference between funds.

ETF Strategist Corner

A Simple Explanation Of Momentum

Investors should be compensated for momentum risk.