Deploying Factors: How to Get It Right

Smart beta, factor investing, rules-based active—whatever you want to call it—is trivial. In reality, investors care about results, returns and outperforming the markets.

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Smart beta, factor investing, rules-based active—whatever you want to call it—is trivial. In reality, investors care about results, returns and outperforming the markets. Are the so-called next-generation ETFs the answer, and if so, how important is identifying the right factors?

Join Northern Trust FlexShares Senior Investment Strategist Chris Huemmer as he highlights the "whats" and "whys" behind multifactor investing to help you effectively manage your portfolios. This 60-minute webinar will highlight the factors that complement each other, where they fit in a portfolio, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls of factor investing.

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Drew Voros has nearly 30 years' experience in financial journalism. He was a longtime business editor for the Oakland Tribune and sister papers of the Bay Area News Group, and finance writer for the Hollywood trade publication Variety. Voros' past roles have also included editor-in-chief at etf.com and ETF Report.