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June 6 & 7, 2018
Convene Midtown West,
117 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Factor Strategies for Tomorrow. A New Way to Build Portfolios

The world's largest institutional investors are using factor strategies to build their portfolios. Are you?

The smart beta and factor trend shows no signs of slowing. In fact, most industry experts believe this is just the beginning. These innovative products are pushing the envelope and forcing their way into more traditional asset classes like fixed income and commodities.

With new tools and product hitting the market on a daily basis it is nearly impossible to keep up!! Join Inside ETFs and our partners for the 3rd Annual Inside Smart Beta Conference and be sure to stay informed and ahead of the curve!

Why Attend Inside Smart Beta?

Challenge Conventional Wisdom & Learn What Works

Smart beta marketers make unicorn promises of better returns and less risk. Can their promises survive the harsh realities of trading friction, front-running quant traders and out-of-sample results? Inside Smart Beta brings together real investors and due diligence experts to examine the behavior of factors in the real world.

Stay On Top Of Your Game & Keep Pace With Your Peers

According to Cogent Research, one-third (33%) of pensions managing $250 million or more are utilizing smart beta strategies. Meanwhile, 97% of advisors surveyed by ETF.com plan to maintain or increase their exposure to Smart Beta strategies in 2017. Inside Smart Beta will keep you two steps ahead of your competition.

Forget Everything You Know About Portfolio Construction

New research and insights have identified six drivers of global markets and their impact on asset class returns. Could understanding these factors be the key to profitable portfolio construction now and in the future? Learn how this and other ways factor-based insights are completely remaking the rules for portfolio construction.


$1 Trillion
The amount of assets invested in smart-beta ETFs by 2020, according to BlackRock
Increase in the use of Rules Based/Smart Beta ETFs by Pensions Plans in 2017 - Cogent Wealth Reports
Percentage of advisors and institutional investors who will face questions about smart-beta ETFs in the years to come

An Interview with Rob Arnott

It’s Relatively Easy To Beat The Market

In the run-up to the 2nd annual Inside Smart Beta conference June 8-9, 2017 in New York, Inside ETFs' Head of Europe John Swolfs sat down with Arnott to discuss the current state of the "smart-beta union.”

The Venue


Conveniently located in Times Square, Convene’s brand new Midtown West location is its flagship convention center, combining technology, culinary, production and human-centered design to create a transformative setting that will help you make the most out of your Inside Smart Beta experience.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Inside Smart Beta 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever.

We have a select number of exciting sponsorship opportunities available.