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First Meeting with Eduardo Repetto

Ted Seides, host of the popular Capital Allocators, recently interviewed Avantis Investors’ CIO Eduardo Repetto. This discussion covers why Eduardo transitioned to a career in finance and highlights the influence of science on him and the firm’s systematic investment process.   

Stay Informed

As we mark the 1-year anniversary of Avantis Investors first strategy launch, please join us for a conversation with American Century Investment’s President & CEO Jonathan Thomas, Avantis Investors CIO Eduardo Repetto and Avantis Investors COO Pat Keating. The team will reflect on the establishment of Avantis and how it aligns with American Century’s broader commitment to creating solutions to help investors meet their financial goals.

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Well-Being in the Time of COVID-19, a Conversation with Professor Meir Statman, Ph.D.

Avantis Investors and Professor Meir Statman, Ph.D., Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University, discuss well-being in the time of COVID-19. Professor Statman distinguishes between happiness and well-being and delves deeper into the role that finances play in our overall well-being. He also covers many common emotional and cognitive shortcuts investors are prone to taking and how having a coach like an adviser can make us more self-aware.

Utilizing ETFs – An Advisor’s Perspective

Avantis Investors recently spoke with a panel of independent financial advisors who have begun utilizing ETFs for their clients' portfolios. The panel discussed what drew them to ETFs, their experience with trading and implementation, and how they communicated these changes to their clients.

A Joint Approach, Office Hours with Sunil Wahal, Ph.D.

Avantis Investors and Professor Sunil Wahal, Ph.D., discuss the latest research on expected returns with a focus on the joint relationship between value and profitability, and its implications for long-only and long horizon investors. Recent research that delves into the use of various proxies for value and profitability is also addressed.

A Look at Last Quarter with Avantis Investors

View the replay of our recent webcast as we explore market performance so far during this very volatile year. In addition to market performance, we also address what drove performance across Avantis’ equity strategies. Also discussed is June’s edition of Did You Know?, which examines the single highest US equity trading volume day over the last year – including what caused it, and what the implications could be for investors. 


Financial Globalization – A Trend in Reverse?

Avantis Investors recently met with Professor Andrew Karolyi as he explored the topic of globalization of financial markets and asked if the trend is in reverse. Drawing from his recent research, Professor Karolyi examined factors affecting globalization since the 2008 financial crisis and explore whether COVID-19 may exacerbate them.

ETF Trading from a Block Desk's Perspective, featuring TD Ameritrade

Avantis Investors recently spoke with Tom Generazio, Senior Trader on TD Ameritrade’s Institutional block desk, to get a block desk trader’s perspective on all things ETF trading. Tom discussed the role of the block desk at TD Ameritrade, how they trade ETFs, and how they work with financial advisors.

Making Meaning of the Madness

During periods of extreme stress and uncertainty, people often find that their priorities shift. Psychologist Hal Hershfield shares his insights from other emotionally charged periods in people’s lives to enhance advisors’ ability to steer clients away from short-term decisions that could impact long-term goals.

A Market Maker’s Perspective

View the replay of the recent conversation between Avantis Investors and Cory Laing, Head of ETF and One-Delta Institutional Sales for Citadel Securities, for a market maker's perspective on all things ETF trading. Topics covered include the role of the market maker, how they interact with institutional trading desks and the evaluation of liquidity and spreads.

Price Shocks, Valuations and Expected Returns

We have seen elevated volatility in markets amidst ongoing uncertainty related to COVID-19, along with significant stimulus enacted across the globe. Sunil Wahal joins Avantis Investors to share his thoughts on a framework for thinking about valuations, and the mechanisms at play when a price shock occurs.

The Psychology of Volatility

How can financial advisors help investors during these difficult times? According to behavioral finance expert Meir Statman, acknowledging our own feelings can help address clients’ anxieties and lead them with sound decision making.

An Introduction to Avantis

We focus on the efficient implementation of time-tested academic research to add value for investors through low-cost solutions that represent an evolutionary step forward for both passive and active approaches.
Join us to learn how combining financial science and common-sense aims to harness better solutions—low cost, diversified and tax-effective.