Index Portfolios Analysis: Looking Through a Factor Lens

Analyzing investment factors can offer deeper insight into sources of risk and return in indexes and investment portfolios.

Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality

Learn about our Racial Equity investment approach that uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • March 9, 2022
The Case for Taxable Retirement Investing: Part 2

Many retirees are surprised by the impact that required distributions from retirement accounts can have on their income tax bill.

The Case for Taxable Retirement Investing: Part 1

There are potential benefits to using taxable accounts for retirement investing, both for retirement savers and for retirees.

Asset Location Strategies

Smart tax planning starts with locating assets appropriately across taxable and tax-advantaged accounts to enhance after-tax returns.

Direct Indexing: Understanding Potential Outcomes

While direct indexing offers tax planning and customization benefits, investors need to be comfortable with the potential for index tracking error.

The Error of Tracking Error: Why Active Indexing Makes Sense

Study examines the tradeoffs between tracking error and tax benefits in actively managed direct indexing separately managed accounts.

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Generate Better After-Tax Returns with Direct Indexing

Learn why direct indexing with a separately managed account (SMA) is more tax-efficient than an index fund or ETF.

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Direct Indexing Solutions for Tax-Efficient Diversification

Learn how a direct indexing strategy can help control the tax impact of diversifying a concentrated stock position.

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Tax-Efficient Portfolio Transitions Using Direct Indexing

Discover how direct indexing can help minimize the tax consequences of transitioning portfolio assets to a new account.

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Create Customized Portfolios Using Direct Indexing

See how index portfolios can be customized for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) or strategic investment goals using active screening techniques.