TY - JOUR
T1 - Capacity of Smart Beta Strategies from a Transaction Cost Perspective
JF - The Journal of Index Investing
SP - 39
LP - 50
M3 - 10.3905/jii.2017.8.3.039
VL - 8
IS - 3
AU - Ratcliffe, Ronald
AU - Miranda, Paolo
AU - Ang, Andrew
Y1 - 2017/11/30
UR - http://jii.iijournals.com/content/8/3/39.abstract
N2 - Using a transaction cost model and an assumption for the smart beta premium observed in data, the authors estimate the capacity of a particular implementation of momentum, quality, value, size, minimum volatility, and a multifactor combination. For a given trading horizon, they can find the fund size at which the transaction costs from flows into these strategies negate the smart beta premium. For a one-day trading horizon, momentum is the strategy with the smallest assets under management (AUM) capacity of $65 billion, and size is the largest with an AUM capacity of $5 trillion. At five days, momentum and size capacity rise to $320 billion and over $10 trillion, respectively.
ER -