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Fear and Greed Feed 'Strategic Beta' Returns

Strategic beta indexes break the traditional indexes' price link to capture a contrarian rebalancing return, says Research Affiliates chief investment officer Chris Brightman.

Ben Johnson: Hi, I'm Ben Johnson, director of manager research covering passive strategies with Morningstar.

Today I'm at the 26th Annual Morningstar Investment Conference, and one of the many topics that we've been discussing today is strategic beta or "smart beta." To that regard, I'm very pleased to be joined by Chris Brightman. Chris is the chief investment officer of Research Affiliates, and I can think of few better people to discuss this topic with me.