The 'Smart Beta 2015' special report comprises three separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Canvas platform accelerates smart beta offering

Canvas platform accelerates smart beta offering

ETF Securities is using its established infrastructure to build out its smart beta product offering as investors increasingly turn to lower cost alternatives to active strategies. Having grown into one of Europe's leading ETF providers over recent years, ETF Securities has started to see momentum build in its ‘Canvas' initiative, borne out of the firm's desire to bring more solutions across different asset classes. 

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Innovative new indices enable investors to realign portfolios

Innovative new indices enable investors to realign portfolios

STOXX Ltd is a global index provider, currently calculating a global index family of over 7,000 rules-based and transparent indices. STOXX indices are licensed to more than 500 companies globally. Three of Europe's top ETFs and approximately 25 per cent of all AUM are based on STOXX indices. STOXX offers a wide range of smart-beta indices, one of the most recent additions being the introduction of the STOXX True Exposure index family (STOXX TRU), designed to help investors realign their portfolios.