Factor investing: What global investors need to know – DWS – 5.24.18


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Using factors such as growth, value, and momentum has become an increasingly popular way to build portfolios domestically. However, do these smart beta concepts work abroad? Or is factor investing only useful in the U.S.?

To get the answers to these questions about factor investing, and more, join this RIA Database webcast for our expert panelists’ discussion on:

  • Why consider factor investing – What factors are and how many to include.
  • Why methodology and portfolio construction is key – Industry approaches and their pros and cons.
  • Evaluating performance – The key difference between NAV and price.
  • Choices that investors have for international factors.

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Rob Bush
ETF Strategist

– Joined the Company in 2015 with 9 years of industry experience.

– Prior to joining, Robert served as a Teaching Assistant at Columbia Business School.

– Previously, he worked as an economist at the UK Treasury. Before that, he was a bond, commodities and equity trader

– BA in Classics from University College London; Diploma in Accounting & Finance from London School of Economics; MBA in Finance & Economics from Columbia Business School; MSc in Applied Statistics from Oxford University; Investment Management Certificate (IMC); Financial Risk Manager (FRM)

Arne Noack
Exchange Traded Product Development for the U.S.

– Joined the Company in 2007. Prior to his current role, Arne was the Head of Exchange Traded Product Development for EMEA based in London.

– Previously, he was a member of the ETF structuring team of db X-trackers. Before that, he provided non-listed structured funds solutions for both institutional and private client distribution throughout Europe

– BSc in Economics from Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster

David Stack
Capital Markets Specialist

– David Stack is a Vice President within the ETF Capital Markets Group. He is responsible for client relationships and ETF Education in the Institutional sales channel. David is also responsible for relationships with buy side execution trading desks.

– Prior to joining, David worked for State Street Global Advisors within their Global ETF Capital Markets Group focusing on National Broker Dealers and Independent Broker Dealers sales channel. Most of his career was spent at UBS Wealth Management Americas where he was head of global equity trading focusing on client flow execution trading of Equities, Closed End Funds, and Exchange Traded Funds.

– MBA from St. John’s University. He holds FINRA series 3, 4, 7, 24, 55, and 66 licenses

Todd Rosenbluth
Senior Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research

– Todd Rosenbluth is Senior Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research at CFRA where he leads the firm’s holdings-based research efforts within the Equity Research and Fund group. Todd publishes regular thought leadership content on equity and fixed income products, maintains the quantitative fund models and supports client needs. He also serves as a member of Portfolio Strategy Committee and the Investment Policy Committee. Todd also held the position of Senior Director of ETF and Mutual Fund Research for S&P Global Market Intelligence.

– Prior to joining CFRA, Todd previously served in other financial positions at S&P Global, such as International Mutual Fund Sector Specialist, Large Cap Value and Large Cap Growth Analyst and has served on the Fund Services Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to joining S&P Global in 2001, Todd was managing editor of Value Line Mutual Fund Survey and Senior Large Cap and Small Cap Value Mutual Fund Analyst. He was also a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley.

– Todd holds a B.G.S in Finance from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Moderator: Sean Edkins, CIMA
Head of ETF Sales & Strategic Partnerships

– Joined the Company in 2013 with 26 years of industry experience. Prior to his current role, Sean was an ETF Investment Consultant in the Global Client Group.

– Before joining, he served as a Director in Alternative Investment Consulting at Proshares. Prior to that, he was a Regional Sales Consultant for NBD, RIA, Family Offices, Foundations and Endowments at State Street Global Advisors. Previously, Sean was a member of the original iShares launch team at Barclays Global Investors and held various positions at Merrill Lynch, Prudential Investments, Pilgrim Group, Sunamerica Securities and PML Securities. He started his career as a Sales Manager for low cost accident and health insurance at Combined Life Insurance

– AS in Business from Orange County College; Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)


Title: Factor investing: What global investors need to know
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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