Ben Lavine

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

ETF Strategist Corner

Growing Risk In Corporate Bond ETFs

Investors in certain types of corporate bond and preferreds ETFs beware: There’s a storm brewing.

ETF Strategist Corner

Behind Smart Beta ETF Dispersion

Recent market action offers important lessons on how factors and sector dispersion impact smart-beta ETFs’ performance.

ETF Strategist Corner

Abnormal Can Still Be Rational

Current risk premiums may be abnormal, but they’re not necessarily wrong.

ETF Strategist Corner

Actively Changing Landscape

Investors need new ways to evaluate active management performance. 

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.