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Home > Smart Beta: Index Investing, Evolved

Smart Beta: Index Investing, Evolved

Market capitalization-weighted indexes have long served as the foundation of a passive approach to investing. Today, more advanced approaches may help improve on this traditional approach. One, called Smart beta, constructs indexes based on criteria other than market capitalization. Read more to gain an understanding of this alternative approach to market cap-weighted index investing.

Think of a Smart beta ETF as an advancement in the binary world of passive and active management. It combines the appeal and intuition of a passive approach…with the prudence and perspective of an active manager…