Factors Institutional Masterclass Highlights: Factors, ESG and Future Trends

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  • 14 mins 52 secs
Dimitris Melas, Managing Director and Global Head of Core Equity Research, shares insights on the future of factors, including the intersection of ESG considerations and application of new data sources that can be used as potential signals to inform the investment process.


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.