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The Dumb (Timing) Luck of Smart Beta

In this research note we explore how performance for smart beta portfolios has been impacted by rebalance timing luck over the last two decades.

Separating Ingredients and Recipe in Factor Investing

Factor portfolio construction has two key elements: ingredients (the signals used to pick investments) and recipe (the rules used to translate those signals into allocations). While the ingredients often get the most focus, the recipe can have just as large of an impact on returns.

Navigating Municipal Bonds With Factors

We build a systematic municipal bond portfolio. The portfolio uses four factors (low volatility, momentum, value, carry) across six municipal bond sectors.

A Simulation-Based Rebuttal to Research Affiliates

Research Affiliates has published new research showing managers fail to capture theoretical factor returns. But is it their research method flawed?

All About Factors & Smart Beta

A long-form presentation in which we explore factors (i.e. "smart beta"), covering both the basics of what they and more advanced topics of implementation.

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