Factor exposures

Factor exposures can help drive return and manage risk

Opportunity is in the details. Factors exposure management — also known as smart beta — is detail oriented. Factors are specific, single attributes of investable securities, such as the security’s size, quality, or valuation.  And their management may provide investors with supplemental return sources in a cost-effective manner, while also potentially reducing risk.

In our low-return environment, this expertise can be more important than ever. As far back as the 1980s, our investment professionals were key in defining style factors, including pioneering Growth and Value — and more recently, in defining Defensive and Dynamic style factors in the 21st century.*

In multi-asset portfolios, factor exposure expertise can help manage risk and incrementally increase returns.

Watch the video to learn more about how factor exposures can help drive return and manage risk:


*There is no guarantee that Russell Investments' exposure views will be correct. If incorrect, the exposure(s) may more negatively impact a portfolio than had they not been implemented.

Any opinion expressed is that of Russell Investments, is not a statement of fact, is subject to change and does not constitute investment advice.

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