Join us in New York City for a panel discussion on smart-beta funds

Since its emergence in 2003, the growth of smart-beta funds has been stunning, representing $30 billion of new investor inflows in 2015 alone. Perhaps because of that breakneck advancement, the product has drawn a tremendous amount of interest and scrutiny in the investment world.

What has led to the popularity of the strategy over more than a decade? How has the proliferation of the category impacted traditional index investing?

That’s what our panel will discuss at a MarketWatch event on Wednesday, May 3, in downtown New York City.

Led by MarketWatch columnist Robert Powell, our panel will explore issues including:

  • Smart-beta ETFs get grouped into certain styles, such as value, quality or dividends? How should investors put these into a broader portfolio?
  • Are multifactor products offering a smoother ride and does the fact that many of them are relatively new matter?
  • Many smart-beta products sound the same but perform differently.

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