August 24th, 2015 | Institutional Investor
A Multi-Factor approach can help create a lower-risk growth portfolio
Research has shown that active growth managers outperform their benchmarks more frequently than value managers, and by a greater margin. Yet when excess performance is deconstructed into investment factors like momentum, value, and company size, much of it is accounted for by these characteristics. In an entry on InstitutionalInvestor.com’s “Unconventional Wisdom” blog titled How to Create a Successful Lower-Risk Growth-Stock Portfolio, CIO Gregg Fisher explains that, by combining multiple factors in a portfolio while minimizing transaction costs, investors can create a better quantitative growth strategy that outperforms benchmarks while controlling carefully for risk.