Thoughtfully designed to deliver for investors
Breaks the link between price and weight
Using fundamental measures of company size to sever the link between price (market capitalization) and portfolio weight, RAFI Fundamental Index strategies avoid significant overweights to the trendy, popular, and most expensive securities.
Engages in contrarian rebalancing
RAFI Fundamental Index strategies utilize a systematic rebalancing process that embeds a buy-low, sell-high approach within the index strategy. Using a company's fundamental weight as a rebalancing anchor, the Fundamental Index approach systematically rebalances out of securities whose prices have increased, while rebalancing into securities whose prices have fallen and have more attractive relative equity valuations.
Benefits the investor
A systematic, fully transparent approach that preserves all the benefits of traditional passive investing: broadly diversified, low cost, and high investment capacity.