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INTECH: 'Smart Alpha' Beats 'Beta' When It Comes to Risk Control

Gregg Greenberg
8/20/14 10:21 AM EDT
INTECH's 'smart alpha' funds are superior to the 'smart beta' strategies flooding the market because they are more frequently rebalanced and have steeper risk control, said Richard Yasenchak, Sr. Vice President at INTECH. Yasenchak said smart beta has the potential to generate longterm returns above cap-weighted indexes, yet it suffers from inadequate risk controls relative to the market benchmark as well as overcrowding issues. He said investors are seeking liquid alternatives and enhanced index strategies more than ever in the wake of the credit crisis. Finally, he said INTECH is a pioneer in the industry and is even able to use the strategy in traditionally volatile emerging markets.
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