Crowding can alter the behaviour of an investment strategy. Natasha Browns asks whether smart beta is at risk.
Crowding is a term often used to raise awareness of a significant boost in demand for a particular stock, which can impact on its behaviour and pricing. Smart beta is heralded as a low volatility investment...
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