Risk premia: the end of the road for smart beta?

Editor's letter

Richard Jory

Allegations of mis-selling are generally the preserve of the financial industry's regulators and enforcers or, at worst, US law firms trying to drum up business with a scattergun approach to accusations of foul play. But now a new focus for the mis-selling crowd has emerged - so-called smart beta. Ask almost any specialist in the field of structured products, exchange-traded funds or indexes what they think of smart beta and you'll apparently find all the evidence you need to support the late

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