PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor ETFs: A Timely Solution for Smart Beta Investors

Equity markets have had an incredible run since the global financial crisis, but with prospects for lower returns and the persistent failure of traditional stock pickers to beat their benchmarks, investors are seeking strategies that provide the potential for more reliable outperformance. Many may consider smart beta strategies, which can offer the potential for higher returns and can serve as a complement to traditional approaches in a diversified equity allocation. Yet the increasingly disparate smart beta and factor landscape can be overwhelming, and as with any investment approach, there are risks of both underperformance and performance-chasing.