The risks to capital in equities and fixed income have rarely been higher with rates so low and stock valuations so high. Consistency of returns, portfolio resiliency and sustainable income are of premium concern, yet solutions seem scarce.
Striking the balance between risk asset exposure to generate returns and providing sustainable income is critical to funding the mission or meeting obligations over full market cycles.
In the midst of the second longest equity bull market in history, coupled with historically low yields, many institutions are tempering return expectations.
Meanwhile, many institutions are facing rising costs, so the margin for error is diminishing.
The Swan Defined Risk Strategy (DRS), launched in 1997, is a rules-based, hedged-equity approach with a track record of generating consistent returns while minimizing losses during large equity market declines.