International Factor Investing: Do Factors Travel Well?

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  • 08 mins 57 secs
Bob Hum, US Head of Factor ETFs at BlackRock and Anil Rao, Executive Director, Equity Solutions Research at MSCI discuss international factor investing and how factors can offer global and diverse portfolio construction opportunities.


Factor Investing

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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