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A Suite of New Multifactor ETFs for Your Watchlist

Credible factors cleverly combined make the MSCI Factor Select ETFs compelling, says Morningstar ETFInvestor editor Ben Johnson.

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A version of this article was published in the June 2015 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy of ETFInvestor here.

In late April, iShares launched a crop of new multifactor strategic-beta exchange-traded funds, unveiling its FactorSelect suite. The five funds are the latest in a wave of increasingly complex multifactor funds being rolled off asset managers' assembly lines. By our count, 33 of the 88 multifactor strategic-beta ETFs that exist in the U.S. market today were launched in the past 12 months. I think these are some of the best of the bunch.

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Ben Johnson does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.