Critical factors during crisis

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  • 09 mins 43 secs
iShares Factor ETF franchise based on MSCI indexes is now #1 within all Factor ETF families in market. This is led by the iShares Minimum Volatility ETF which is top of mind of clients during this heightened market volatility. Holly Framsted, CFA® Managing Director, Head of US Factor ETFs, BlackRock iShares and Mark Carver, Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Factor Products, MSCI discuss critical factors and how investors are adopting factor strategies during the COVID crisis.


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.