Factor investing has seen an explosion in its popularity in recent years, propelling the launch and mass marketing of new and innovative strategies, promising superior returns, innovation and greater market exploitation. The fact is, factors have been around for decades. Whilst the investment industry has firmly embraced factors for the purposes of finding superior returns and managing risk - have the benefits of analyzing factors within portfolios been fully recognized? In this paper we examine how factors can help investment professionals and institutional investors evaluate, monitor and select appropriate funds. In addition, how can investment managers use factor analysis tools to differentiate strategies from competition and prove or validate strategic value?view more white papers
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