Defined Risk Strategy (DRS) Performance

Helping investors grow wealth and mitigate risk since 1997.

Proven Through Market Cycles

The DRS was launched in 1997 to provide investors with a better way to invest over full-market cycles—generate consistent returns and mitigate risks to irreplaceable capital.

 

So how’d we do?

Consistency and Smoothing of Returns

Consistent Outcomes - Defined Risk Strategy - 2021

Maximize Wealth by Minimizing Losses

Annual Returns - Swan DRS.SP.60-40

Source: Zephyr StyleADVISOR and Swan Global Investments. All data based on historical performance of the S&P Total Return Index and the Swan DRS Select Composite. Prior performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Passive equity investments expose investors to a volatile ride with unpredictable periods of severe losses along the way.

By reducing volatility and avoiding major losses, the DRS has a dramatic impact on investor experiences through market cycles.

The graphs show an investment of $100,000 over thirteen successive, 10-year investment periods. The first period is 1/1998 to 12/2007; the last period is 1/2011 to 12/2020. Each period, except two, contains at least one bull market and one bear market.

Source: Swan Global Investments and Morningstar; the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index and the S&P 500 Index are unmanaged indices, and cannot be invested into directly. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. DRS results are from the Swan Defined Risk Select Composite, net of fees, as of 12/31/2020. Structures mentioned may not be available within your Broker/Dealer.

Bear markets are unpredictable, but inevitable.

Diversification alone didn’t work to protect most investors in 2008. What are you doing differently now to protect your irreplaceable capital?

 

Our Defined Risk Strategy has performed admirably in protecting capital during the last two bear markets.

Ask your investment advisor about how the DRS may help you remain invested yet help to protect your irreplaceable capital.

Fact Sheets

The Defined Risk Strategy is available in various structures and across major asset classes.

Defined Risk Investing

The success of our Defined Risk Strategy prompted us to apply it across multiple products and assets, providing our clients with additional opportunities to use this time-tested approach.

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DRS SMA

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DRS FUNDS

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WhERE DRS FITS

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Learn more about the various types of investment structures or contact a Swan investment consultant for more information.