Russell Investments has launched three international equity “factor” exchange-traded funds designed to provide investors with focused exposure to fundamental risk factors -- namely low beta, low volatility and high momentum. The funds complement Russell’s existing 10 domestic factor ETFs.
The new funds are the: Russell Developed ex-U.S. Low Beta ETF, Russell Developed ex-U.S. Low Volatility ETF and Russell Developed ex-U.S. High Momentum ETF.
“Russell now offers a comprehensive global family of factor-based ETFs, providing investors with a readily accesible way to gain exposure to low volatility, low beta and high momentum factors within a portfolio that covers U.S. large cap, U.S. small cap and ex-U.S. large cap markets,” said James Polisson, managing director of Russell’s global ETF business. “The addition of these international equity factor ETFs is particularly timely as investors may be starting to look toward year-end portfolio rebalancing.”
-- This article first appeared on Money Management Executive.