News & Media

Rise of the Factors

February 2018

Stock picking is sexy. It’s what gets talked about at cocktail parties and happy hour. There are secret Slack channels dedicated to it. “I got a tip about this company that’s going to be the next Amazon, want to hear about it?” What isn’t getting tossed around too often are braggadocios comments about well-crafted factor exposures within a portfolio. But one of these carries a more significant impact on a portfolio’s return whether you know it or not. We’ll give you a hint, it’s in the title.

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