What’s behind the growth of ETFs that combine factors and ESG? Some feel it’s a natural partnership, an inevitable evolution, while others have questions about the explanatory power of ESG and the effects of integrating it into portfolios.
We explore the topic with MSCI’s Raina Oberoi and Anthony Kruger of iShares on our latest MSCI Perspectives Podcast.
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.