Senior Director, Co-Head of Global Research, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Xiaowei Kang, CFA, is senior director, co-head of global research at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He leads the research and thought leadership efforts, as well as the development of index products and strategies across asset classes. Prior to joining S&P, Kang worked for MSCI and Markit. He holds a master's degree in economics and management science from the Humboldt University of Berlin.
Feb 24, 2014
Xiaowei KangSenior Director, Co-Head of Global ResearchS&P Dow Jones Indices
It is now a well-established trend that institutional investors are allocating to smart beta / risk premia strategies. In a recent survey of 300 institutional investors, 42% of the investors say they have committed a portion of their portfolios to smart beta, while a further 24% say they intend to do so in the future….
Over the recent years, the traditional divide between passive and active management has become increasingly blurred. In particular, institutional investors have shown growing interests in so call “alternative beta” or “smart beta” strategies that aim to deliver better risk adjusted performance than the market by taking active bets on systematic risk factors, while retaining the…