Featured Funds

Decoding Smart Beta and Opportunities for Investors

Smart beta has become a mainstream buzz word. In the following investor guide, Invesco PowerShares provides insight on where we see opportunities for investors.

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Multi-Strategy Alternative

Alternatives are becoming a more important part of the investing landscape. After the financial crisis, many investors turned to alternatives as a way to help manage risk in the event of another crash and to diversify their stock and bond portfolios. The PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio (LALT) seeks to provide a solution to meet this need. LALT is the first-of-its kind multi-strategy exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks a positive total return with low correlation to the broader securities market by combining five unique risk premia Benchmark Strategies.

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Variable Rate Preferred

As investors continue their pursuit of investment income, one question continues to emerge: how do I realize my income objectives while minimizing exposure to the risk of rising interest rates? PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio (VRP) is the first ETF to offer exposure soley to variable-preferred securities.

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China A-Share

Accessing Chinese companies listed in mainland China (A-Shares) has historically been very difficult for foreign investors due to Chinese government restrictions. PowerShares China A-Share Portfolio is the first actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) providing exposure to the China A-Share market.

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Gain Transparent, Liquid Access to Senior Loans

As the world's first ETF of senior loans, BKLN offers transparent, cost-efficient, liquid access to the market's largest senior loans.

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Fundamental Indexing: Expect More from Your Beta

Unlike traditional benchmark indexes, the FTSE RAFI® Index series uses a weighting structure that embodies four fundamental measures of size: sales, cash flow, book value and dividends.

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Hedging Against Market Uncertainty When You Need It Most

Downside protection continues to be a primary focus for investors. The challenge, however, is to both generate positive returns and reduce downside risk. The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio® (PHDG) seeks to be a solution to this challenge.

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