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The growth of factor investing in the institutional investor space continues. Optimal Asset Management recently returned from a great trip to Toronto and Montreal. Our CEO, Vijay Vaidyanathan, spoke on panel at the 6th Annual ETF Conference for Institutional Portfolio Managers and Traders hosted by TMX, the leading Canadian index provider and home to a powerful ecosystem of markets and tools designed to support global businesses’ and investors’ diverse needs and goals.

The panel addressed the usage of Factor ETFs in pensions and included Craig Lazzara, Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Dave Underwood, Former Assistant Chief Investment Officer, Arizona State Retirement System and was moderated by Dani Lipkin from TMX.

To learn more about how we can bring institutional grade, factor-based solutions to you take a look at our Solutions page.

Teun Lucas

Teun Lucas, CFA joins Optimal from MSCI and prior to that JPMorgan in London and Amsterdam, where he worked with Advisors and Pension Funds on Smart Beta, Factor based solutions and Equity Derivatives. He was also a senior account manager for institutional clients at Northern Trust in London. Teun has an MS in Finance and Investments, Cum Laude, from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands.