Factors in Focus: Getting active with factors during global rotations

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  • 09 mins 06 secs
Global markets have been on a positive trend with increasing number of vaccinations and signs of reopening economies. Hitendra Varsani, Executive Director, Global Solutions Research at MSCI shares insights on market rotation, performance through the lens of factors, flows into equity-factor ETFs, and positioning going into Q3.



In the realm of investing, a factor is any characteristic that can explain the risk and return performance of an asset. For over 40 years MSCI, starting with Barra, has researched factors to determine their effects on long term equity performance. MSCI has developed Factor Indexes and Factor Models in consultation with the world’s largest investors and has research backed by four decades of Factor data compiled by a 200+ global research team.

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