Invesco Canada blog

Insights, commentary and investing expertise

Q&A: What is factor investing?


February 28, 2017
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Factor investing has attracted a lot of attention from investors and media recently, but its roots can be traced back to the 1960s. As innovators in the factor-investing space, we believe in pushing the boundaries of portfolio construction with factor-based methodologies that go beyond traditional indices, allowing investors to target specific risk/return objectives with more precise portfolio-building tools.

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Looking to avoid the pitfalls of market-cap indexing?


November 8, 2016
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Investors tracking market-cap-weighted indices may be exposed to several flaws inherent to that approach. A rules-based Fundamental Index® approach focuses on the strength of the underlying business by looking at sales, cash flow, dividends and book value.

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Q&A: How are Canadian advisors using low volatility in portfolios?


October 12, 2016
Subject | ETFs | Institutional | PowerShares | Smart beta

We hosted two experts from S&P Dow Jones Indices for an in-depth conversation about low-volatility as an investment factor. In this final installment of the interview, we discuss different advisor views on low volatility, how it pairs with other factors and how it can be used in portfolios.

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Q&A: Are all low-volatility strategies the same?


August 31, 2016
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

As market volatility continues unabated, investors across the globe are seeking out tools, strategies and solutions to reduce their overall risk while still reaping the rewards that equity investing can provide. Low-volatility strategies have become valuable tools for many investors and advisors, but are all low-volatility strategies created equal?

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