DEMAND FOR SMART BETA ETFS REMAINS STRONG
Thursday 11/23/2017 17:00:28 EST - Standard & Poor's

While the ten most popular ETFs in 2017 are market cap-weighted equity and fixed income products from iShares and Vanguard, 59% of respondents to a recent Schwab study expect to increase investments in "smart beta", or non-market-cap weighted products in the next year. This compares favorably to just 2% that plan to decrease exposure in this ETF class. Though there are some differences of opinion on what is and is not considered a smart beta ETF, what is clear is investors have many more choi...