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"In its early days, investors considered factor investing a way for asset managers to push new products to the market"

An annual Invesco survey on factor investing shows that investors plan to boost risk premia exposure although several respondents have experienced underperformance in the past 15 months. Despite the outlook, the US asset manager's Head of Quant Strategies does not consider factor investing at risk of becoming overcrowded.

Invesco Head of Quant Strategies Georg Elsaesser | Photo: PR / INVESCO

Investing in strategies that select securities based on attributes such as low volatility, value or momentum is still on the rise.

This is the conclusion in the latest Invesco Global Factor Investing Study, which shows that 59 percent of existing factor investors plan to increase their allocation to this investment strategy.

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