Smooth operators

A 'quant' risk managed fund promises to smooth out returns in volatile times.

Summary: If share markets fall dramatically. Retirees’ asset bases can become insufficient to meet their needs. Investors can hold a diversified portfolio of income stocks, which can reduce stock specific risk, but it can’t overcome general market risk. New products in the quant sector are using powerful risk management techniques to address this issue.

Key take-out: A managed risk strategy can be used to overcome the limits of traditional products like annuities and help retirees manage risk.

Key beneficiaries: General investors. Category: Strategy.

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