7: Factors: Should we be worried about overcrowding or capacity?

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Given the rise in popularity of factor-based investing, there’s a lot of concern in the market about certain factors becoming too expensive (overcrowding) and that the costs of factor indices have increased (capacity). Today’s episode with David Barron looks at whether there’s truth behind these fears and if index investors should indeed be worried.

For more information on today’s episode, visit http://www.lgim.com/uk/en/insights/our-thinking/market-insights/overcrowding-and-capacity-in-factor-based-investing--should-we-be-worried.html

Guest: David Barron, Head of Index Equity and Factor-based Investing
Host: Mark Chappel, Investment Writer

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