Factor investing has momentum at AP1

AP1's engagement in factor investing has grown considerably in the past five years. It has, however, required some experimentation in the process. 

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Swedish buffer fund AP1's allocation toward factors has grown considerably during the past five years, writes media IPE.

According to AP1 quantitative analyst Dmytro Sheludchenko, the reason for this development is that, by looking at the markets through a factor lens, the decision-making process becomes more robust than if investment staff were only considering asset allocation. The overlay regards both internally and externally managed portfolios.

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