A Decade Of Out-Performance: Inside WisdomTree's Dividend-Weighted Strategies
A decade ago, WisdomTree changed passive investing with the introduction of a sweeping series of dividend-weighted indexes.
WisdomTree Chief Investment Strategist Luciano Siracusano discusses our approach to dividends and how several WisdomTree
strategies outperformed traditional beta benchmarks over the past 10 years.
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The WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Index is designed to provide exposure to the developed market companies while at the same time neutralizing exposure to fluctuations between the value of foreign currencies and the U.S. dollar. In this sense, the Index "hedges" against fluctuations in the relative value of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar. The Index is comprised of the top 300 companies from the WisdomTree International Equity Index with the best combined rank of growth and quality factors. The growth factor ranking is based on long-term earnings growth expectations, while the quality factor ranking is based on three year historical averages for return on equity and return on assets. Companies are weighted in the Index based on annual cash dividends paid. The Index was established with a base value of 200 on November 29, 2013.
Prior to August 31, 2015, the WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Index was named the WisdomTree International Hedged Dividend Growth Index.
Index performance does not represent actual fund or portfolio performance. A fund or portfolio may differ significantly from the securities included in the Index. Index performance assumes reinvestment of dividends, but does not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or other expenses that would be incurred by a portfolio or fund, or brokerage commissions on transactions in Fund shares. Such fees, expenses and commissions could reduce returns. WisdomTree Investments, its affiliates and their independent providers are not liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein.