What’s Driving Increased Interest in Thematic Investing?

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  • 11 mins 36 secs
What is thematic investing and how are investors incorporating the approach into their portfolios?
Scott Helfstein, Executive Director, Thematic Investing at ProShares and Stuart Doole, Managing Director, MSCI Research share how thematic investing offers a new way to capture global trends that may drive future stock performance.


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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