smart beta

Investment Strategy

The rise of smart beta

A growing understanding of how smart beta works is exposing the way some managers are charging high fees for the same product and labeling it as active, claims Towers Watson. The remarks were made in a presentation to leading institutional investors at the Conexus Financial Fiduciary Investors Symposium in the Blue Mountains, by Hugh Dougherty, […]
Investment Strategy

Size and scalability up, fees down

The world’s largest asset managers should be using the advantages of their size and scalability to adjust their fee structures, according to Craig Baker, global head of manager research at Towers Watson, which just released this year’s Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500. “The advantage of a large manager is they could structure their fees […]
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