Global Beta Large Cap Multi-Factor Index

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The Strategy

The Global Beta Large Cap Multi Factor index strategy rotates the Global Beta Value-Quality Factor Index, the Global Beta Momentum-Growth Factor Index, and the Global Beta Low Beta Factor Index tactically.  The rotation is based on each indexes’ current price to sales relative to its historical moving average. If the current price to sales is one standard deviation above the historical average, that index is assigned as underweight.   If the current price to sales is one standard deviation below the historical average, that index is assigned as overweight. If the current price to sales falls within the mean (i.e.: between 1 standard deviation below and above the historical average), then it is assigned an equal weight.  The strategy is a fully invested strategy; therefore, any excess weight that is not invested based on the aforementioned parameters are then prorated amongst the 3 indexes.

Factor Correlation (10/30/19 – 10/30/2020)

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Attribution (9/30/20 – 10/30/20)

Global Beta Large Cap Multi-Factor IndexS&P 500Attribution Analysis
Port. Average WeightPort. Total ReturnPort. Contrib. To ReturnBench. Average WeightBench. Total ReturnBench. Contrib. To ReturnGeometric Allocation EffectGeometric Selection EffectGeometric Total Effect
Total (Gross)100.00-2.87-2.87100.00-2.66-2.66-0.11-0.10-0.21
Total (Net)100.00-2.89-2.89100.00-2.66-2.66-0.12-0.11-0.23
Communication Services8.09-2.37-0.1910.780.790.06-0.09-0.26-0.35
Consumer Discretionary9.09-0.87-0.0911.69-2.93-0.350.010.190.20
Consumer Staples10.67-2.84-0.316.99-2.81-0.20-0.00-0.00-0.00
Health Care12.43-2.81-0.3514.06-3.68-0.520.020.110.14
Information Technology29.26-5.59-1.6227.99-5.11-1.43-0.02-0.15-0.17
Real Estate0.73-3.23-0.022.63-3.33-

Data sources from Factset