Ben Meyer, Indexation Solutions Specialist at Ashburton Investments who will discuss the topic: ETF performance during sell-off in South Africa. Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) performance during sell-off in South Africa. Comparison between factor and market cap ETFs relative to the international experience.
We will look at the performances of factor-based ETFs (smart beta) traded during the sell-off on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and comparing it firstly against the international factor performances and secondly against ETFs tracking market cap indices. The focus will be on examining whether the factor performances were as intended.