Invesco PowerShares Adds Two Low Beta Equal Weight Strategies to Smart Beta Lineup

New Multi-Factor ETFs Designed to Offer Risk-Adjusted Exposure to US and International Equity

Nov 05, 2015, 09:00 ET from Invesco PowerShares

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Invesco PowerShares Capital Management, LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced the launch of two new ETFs; the PowerShares Russell 1000® Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio (USLB) and PowerShares FTSE International Low Beta Equal Weight Portfolio (IDLB).

Both USLB and IDLB offer multi-factor concepts, which combine individual factors that may offer excess or differentiated returns. Multi-factor investing centered around low beta may potentially enhance returns while reducing risk and ultimately provide for better risk-adjusted returns.

The new USLB strategy is based on the Russell 1000® Low Beta Equal Weight Index, offering risk-adjusted exposure to domestic equity. USLB's factor selection focuses on risk management, which centers on low beta, earnings and equal weighting.

The new IDLB strategy also offers risk-adjusted exposure, but is focused on international equity based on the FTSE Developed ex US Low Beta Equal Weight Index.

"We're excited to be rolling out two new low beta strategies," said Dan Draper, Managing Director, Global Head, Invesco PowerShares. "Both ETFs have potential to reduce risk for investors by following disciplined index methodologies while offering exposure to risk-management factors."

"We are happy to be able to offer innovative new methodologies on our flagship US domestic and global indexes for investors who seek exposure through exchange-traded funds," said Ron Bundy, CEO of North America benchmarks for FTSE Russell. "In addition, we are excited to expand on our growing relationship with Invesco PowerShares to provide indexes to underlie their family of exchange-traded funds."

The launch of USLB and IDLB boosts PowerShares lineup to more than 140 ETFs. To learn more about the Invesco PowerShares ETFs, please visit our Resources page and consider our latest paper 'Getting Smart about Beta' here:

About Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC and Invesco, Ltd.
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets of nearly $100 billion as of October 2, 2015. PowerShares ETFs trade on both US stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available at

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