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June 8 & 9, 2017
Convene Conference Center,
New York

Lead The Way

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

At Inside Smart Beta, discover how institutions, advisors and hedge funds are translating smart beta theories into real-world results.

Topics include how to profit from crowded factor trades, the ways factors are transforming fixed income, and what factors tell us about active management.

Why Attend?

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
New Smart Beta ETFs Launched in 2016 according to FactSet
Percentage of advisors and institutional investors who will face questions about smart-beta ETFs in the years to come

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.

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