Benefits of an allocation to low-volatility equities for risk-averse investors

23 Oct 2019

The current “low-yield” environment is particularly challenging for equity investors looking for long term performance. While equities may at first view seem attractive relative to fixed income assets, many investors are hesitant to reach for the equity risk premium given increasing market uncertainty.

We suggest risk-averse investors to consider investing in a low-volatility equity strategy, which offers the potential for better risk-adjusted returns in the long term, and significant outperformance in moderate and full-blown equity bear markets.

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