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Jason Hsu, PhD, founder and chief investment officer of Rayliant Global Advisors, will speak on smart beta and factor investing. Dr. Hsu also co-founded Research Affiliates, which was among the first developers of smart beta indices. Passive investing has grown by more than sixty times in the last twenty years to about US $4.7 trillion in assets under management. About 20% of these assets are in the smart beta space. 

Questions to be addressed in this webinar include:

  • What is smart beta and how should we think about smart beta investing?
  • What are factors and how should we think about factor investing?
  • What is the relationship between smart beta and factor investing?
  • How should we define the key risk factors driving returns in global financial markets and the behavioral factors driving anomalous returns?
  • How do we measure factor premia?
  • How do we effectively implement a factor and smart beta investment strategy?

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place 28 June 2018.

About the Speaker(s)

Jason Hsu
Jason Hsu

Jason Hsu is founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of Rayliant Global Advisors, a global investment management group specializing in quantamental Chinese equity strategies. He also co-founded Research Affiliates, a leader in smart beta and asset allocation. Mr. Hsu is an adjunct professor in finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Kyoto University, and Taiwan National Chengchi University. He is on the editorial board of the Financial Analysts Journal, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Investment Consulting, and the Journal of Index Investing. Mr. Hsu has published more than 40 journal articles and is a contributing author of nine handbooks in finance and economics. He has won three Graham and Dodd Awards, one FAJ Readers’ Choice Award, three Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Outstanding Research Awards, and three William Sharpe Best Research Awards. Mr. Hsu received a bachelor of science degree from Caltech, a master of science degree from Stanford University, and a PhD in finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Shreenivas Kunte
Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM

Director, Professional Learning and Advocacy, CFA Institute
Shreenivas Kunte is a director of continuing education and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, he contributes to thought leadership in the investment management profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Shreenivas serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Previously, he worked as the country trading strategist for Citi in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.