Aperio Observes the Loss of a Hero

January 18, 2019

The passing this week of Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard, has highlighted what an extraordinary ethical visionary he has been. While we may mourn his death, we also celebrate how much better the... Read More


Does Klay Thompson Have a Hot Hand?

November 1, 2018

Wow, talk about “hot hands”! On Monday night, Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson set an NBA record with 14 three-pointers against the Chicago Bulls, breaking the previous record of 13 set by... Read More


Hotly Revamped GICS Communications Sector Gets Some FAANGs

August 22, 2018

The Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) will be revamping its shrunken Telecommunication Services sector (now just 1.9%* of the S&P 500 Index) into a hot, newly renamed... Read More


Tracking Error Forecasts in a Low-Volatility Environment

August 1, 2018

Over the past couple of years, the equity markets appeared to have experienced a period of extremely low volatility. The one-year trailing volatility on the S&P 500 reached 6.77% at the end of... Read More


Betting on AI

February 6, 2018

New ground was broken last year when EquBot LLC and ETF Managers Group launched the AI Powered Equity ETF (AIEQ), the first exchange-traded fund powered by artificial intelligence. This fits... Read More


Webcast: Does International Investing Still Make Sense?

September 7, 2017

Some investors may feel frustrated by the performance of international stocks and are wondering why they are still invested internationally. Michael Branch provides a common sense perspective on... Read More


Is the Growth of Indexing Making Markets Less Efficient?

July 25, 2017

Morningstar Inc. estimates that between 2013 and 2016, investors added nearly $1.3 trillion to passive mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and pulled more than a quarter trillion out of... Read More


Announcing the Aperio Group Blog

June 13, 2017

We're excited to launch our new blog to share the latest ideas and insights percolating around Aperio. New questions come up in our conversations with clients all the time. This often sparks... Read More


A Cornucopia of Losses: The US Equity Market Has Been Great for Taxable Indexers but Hard on Active Managers

June 1, 2017

Critics are quick to point out that active management is a sub-zero-sum game. The high fees active managers charge make after-fee active returns lower, on average, than after-fee returns to an... Read More

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