Smart Beta Week Webinar Series

Smart beta ETFs have taken the investment world by storm. With new products coming to market on a seemingly daily basis, investors can be easily overwhelmed. is pleased to bring you a weeklong webinars series May 4-8 on "smart beta." This 5-part series will put smart beta under the microscope to help investors truly understand what these products are, why they make sense in today's market environment and where they belong in your portfolio. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear leading smart beta experts discuss the basics of smart beta, where the industry is going and how to effectively deploy these next generation ETFs.
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Factor Exposure: The Foundation of Smart Beta

Monday, May 4, 2015   Webinar Completed
Time: 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET

Smart beta, strategic beta, alternative indexing ... no matter the label, these particular investment approaches all include a common ingredient: factor exposure.

New research from Vanguard’s Investment Strategy group sheds light the frequently misunderstood topic of factor-based investing. Join and Vanguard as we provide a foundation to help advisors understand factor-based investing and examine the potential benefits and challenges of its use in client portfolios. This 60-minute webinar will cover:

  • What exactly are factors?
  • Evolution of factor-based investing
  • Potential benefits and challenges of factor-based investing
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Blending Smart Beta Into A Portfolio: Three Easy Steps

Tuesday, May 5, 2015    Webinar Completed
Time: 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET

Cap weighted vs smart beta is no longer the question. Instead, investors should be asking, how can I marry these two approaches? In this one hour webinar helps you make sense of these funds and how to seamlessly blend them into any portfolio to boost returns, lower risk and achieve client objective.

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H2O Investing: Combining the Best Elements Within Smart Beta

Wednesday, May 6, 2015    Webinar Completed
Time: 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET

Both hydrogen and oxygen are famously combustible in many scenarios, but when combined appropriately, they create the most important compound for sustaining life as we know it. An analyst from Dorsey, Wright & Associates will explain how combining some of the powerful return factors now available within the ETF space become even more useful when combined with the right complementary elements in the ETF world.

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Diversifying Risk and Factors: The Future of the Core Portfolio

Thursday, May 7, 2015    Webinar Completed
Time: 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET

Leading financial advisors know that risk – and not returns – is what really matters to clients. As much as investors love watching portfolio values soar, they hate it even more when those portfolios sink. In recent years, ETF issuers have brought news strategies to market that were previously available only to institutional clients. How do these strategies work? And should you add them to your portfolio? These questions and more will be answered in this exciting, one-hour webinar.

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The Power of Low Volatility: New Research, New Results & New Solutions

Friday, May 8, 2015    Webinar Completed
Time: 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET

The idea of reducing volatility has always been something of a holy grail. Historically, investors reduced exposure to equities and increased fixed-income exposure. However, when correlations race to 1, this approach has done little to actually reduce volatility. More recently, results from academics have shown building a portfolio that may reduce volatility is no longer a fantasy.

While the findings have shown that investors can identify low-volatility characteristics, what does this mean for portfolio construction; how should investors use these innovative strategies; and what unintended risks might they expose investors to? Join, S&P and Invesco PowerShares as they answer these questions and more in the final segment of’s Smart Beta webinar series.

The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and are not necessarily those of Invesco Distributors Inc. or Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P), or their affiliates. The outlooks discussed may not necessarily come to pass. Invesco, Invesco PowerShares, Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC (S&P), and their subsidiaries and affiliates offer no guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy and reliability of opinions expressed.

There is no assurance that a fund will provide low volatility.

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