Factor investing has gained a lot of attention recently. DWS Quantitative Investments launched its first factor-based equity strategies in 2001, since when its approach has continued to evolve. In this Q&A we discuss some of the considerations we believe are key to successful factor investing.
WHAT IS YOUR GENERAL EXPERIENCE OF FACTOR INVESTING?
Our experience is that factor investing can be a highly successful strategy but that it needs to be approached with realistic expectations and certain pitfalls need to be avoided. This is why, although our strategies have generated significant value for our clients, we are constantly refining our approach with a view to improving performance stability.
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