How Smart Beta Works for Other Asset Classes - Part 1
December 13, 2016 at 08:00 AM EST
Smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become increasingly popular over the past several years. In fact, BlackRock projects that smart beta ETFs will grow at a 20% annual pace to $1 trillion in assets under management by 2020. Investors looking for a mix between passive and active strategies have embraced these ETFs to achieve specific outcomes – such as low volatility or high yields – at relatively low expenses across a wide range of asset classes.