SPEAKER INTERVIEWS

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Tim Baker, CFA is the Director of Product Strategy at Symmetry. Tim’s responsible for the oversight of product strategy with a current focus on Symmetry's next generation of factor-based ETF portfolios. We recently sat down with Tim, who will be speaking at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) as he shared his thoughts regarding factor investing.
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Mike Akins heads up the Exchange Traded Fund division for ALPS Advisors and serves as the lead Portfolio Manager for the ALPS ETF Trust. We recently sat down with Mike, who will be speaking at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) and got his views regarding creating a mix of factor strategies designed to fit an investor’s market assumptions, risk tolerances and investment needs.
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Brent Leadbetter is a product specialist for RAFI™ Fundamental Index™ strategies. In this role, he helps investors understand the RAFI methodology and the potential roles of smart beta strategies. We recently caught up with Brent, who will be speaking at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) to hear his views on portfolio construction and performance chasing.
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Matthew Bartolini is a Vice President at State Street Global Advisors and Head of SPDR Americas Research. He manages a team responsible for the product research and analysis of SPDR ETFs, and the development of market outlooks, investment themes, and portfolio implementation ideas. We recently sat down with Matthew, who will be speaking at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) to gather his thoughts on defining what falls under the smart beta umbrella, factor timing, fixed income and The Beatles.
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David Mazza is a Senior Vice President of OppenheimerFunds and leads the firm’s Beta Solutions Investment Marketing and ETF Specialist team. We recently spoke with David, who will be a presenter at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) as he shared with us his thoughts regarding smart beta strategies being in the early innings of acceptance.
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Lukas Smart is a senior portfolio manager and vice president at Dimensional Fund Advisors. Lukas leads a team of investment professionals who manage US large cap equity and REIT portfolios. We recently spoke with Lukas, who will be speaking at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) as he shared his thoughts on factor models.
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John Feyerer is Vice President, Director of Invesco PowerShares Equity ETF Product Strategy that represents the PowerShares family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). We recently sat down with John, who will be speaking at our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) as he shared his thoughts on the advantages of using ETFs for accessing smart beta strategies.
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Debbie Fuhr is Managing Partner & Co-Founder of ETFGI, an independent research and consultancy firm focused on ETFs. We recently sat down with Debbie, who is chairing our 2nd Annual Smart Beta Strategies Summit (Oct. 26 – Boston) as she shared her thoughts on the growth of smart beta strategies and what lies ahead.
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