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Hey Whats Up Hello –Smart Beta Assets At Record Highs

Posted on: 10.08.2017

So its been a while since I’ve posted… Its been a busy year in my physical business, but I’m about to get the ball rolling again with more awesomeness on Smart Beta ETF’s.


Since the last time I posted back in Novembers, more cash than ever has flowed into Smart Beta assets.  Per the ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the ETF space, Smart Beta Assets have increased 14.9% year to date (through 6/30/2017) to a total $592 Bn, continuing to have a faster annual growth rate over the past 5 years than market cap weighted funds.  In total though, relative to market cap weight funds, this $592 is still peanuts.  The factor zoo certainly continues to grow with this as there are now 1,255 Smart Beta ETF products out there.  Notably, the rate of new ETFs launching has slowed a bit.  This chart from ETFGI Shows the growth of assets under management of over the last few years.

Corey Philip

Corey Philip is the founder of RealSmartBeta.com. His focus is on expanding investor knowledge of Smart Beta ETFs and quantitative investing. Learn more about Corey in the 'ABOUT' section of this website.

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