Elisabeth Kashner

Elisabeth Kashner is FactSet's director of ETF research. She is responsible for the methodology powering FactSet's Analytics system, providing leadership in data quality, investment analysis and ETF classification. Kashner also serves as co-head of the San Francisco chapter of Women in ETFs.

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‘Smart Beta’ 5: No Alpha Here

'Smart-beta' returns come from excess risk, not from some magic alpha.

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Smart Beta 4: Factor Exposure's Curveball

By including factor tilts in smart beta’s definition, you get a mishmash of ETFs.

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Smart Beta 3: Sinking Noncap Weighting

If you thought smart beta means not cap-weighted, think again.

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Destroying Smart Beta 2: Ground Rules

How is defining smart beta tricky? Let us count the ways.

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Destroying Smart Beta: Part 1

Series of blogs will examine how to get rid of a dumb term like ‘smart beta.’

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Reasons To Love Transparent ETFs

Trial by fire is one way to discover why ETF transparency matters.

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ETF Replacements For Contrafund

What would a shift out of a mutual fund and into an ETF look like up close?

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The Truth About Leveraged ETF Returns

There's volatility, and then there's path dependency.

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Vanilla Still Favorite ETF Flavor In US

For all the buzz surrounding complex new ETF strategies, simplicity still rules.