History is Repeating Itself with Trends in Smart Beta20161020103100

History is Repeating Itself with Trends in Smart Beta

October 20, 2016News
(or, Why the Quality Factor Will Disappoint Investors)In this article in HFMweek, Beachhead’s managing member, Andrew Beer, talks about the quality factor and concludes that, rather than reflect a new risk premium, it is more likely the statistical validation of a long-term convergence of growth and...
The alternative alternative ETF20160915172916

The alternative alternative ETF

September 15, 2016News,
In a recent interview in Wealth Adviser, Andrew Beer describes in detail how Beachhead Capital’s Dynamic Beta Strategy differs from smart beta ETFs and explains why the strategy is a viable option for institutional investors and consultants in search of an “alternative” alternative allocation for th...
How Smart is Smart Beta?20160216090029

How Smart is Smart Beta?

February 16, 2016Research
If smart beta is smart, is my beta dumb?First, a definition:  smart beta strategies are (allegedly) better ways of getting exposure to equities, bonds and other asset classes than via traditional indices.  What precisely does this mean?Let’s assume my core equity allocation is an S&P 500 index f...