The Dividend Factor: Seeking Yield in a Low Rate Environment

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  • 06 mins 53 secs
Luke Oliver, Head of Index Investing, Americas at DWS discusses dividend investing in a low rate environment and how DWS’s two ETFs tracking MSCI indexes offer investors a timely solution seeking high yield. MSCI’s Mark Carver, Global Head of Factor Index Products highlights MSCI FaCS, a classification system that provides transparency into whether a fund or index delivers the anticipated factor exposures.


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.