The Swan Defined Risk Strategy

Define Risk. Improve Outcomes—That’s Investing Redefined®.
Helping investors grow and protect wealth since 1997.

Investing to achieve long-term goals involves enduring many market cycles of bulls and bears, ups and downs.

 

To best endure that bumpy ride, long-term investors need consistent returns while avoiding big portfolio losses.

 

Define Risk Investing – At Swan Global Investments, we have one, distinct and time-tested approach to invesmtent managment.

 

In 1997 we developed the Defined Risk Strategy (DRS) to offer investors a client-centered, goals-based approach to generate stable returns and avoid losing big—two keys to growing and protecting wealth.

Why The Defined Risk Strategy

Seeking a Better ‘Buy and Hold’

“Market risk, also called, systematic risk, cannot be eliminated through diversification, though it can be hedged against.” – Investopedia

Why The Defined Risk Strategy

So we seek to help investors hold on by

smoothing the ride and minimizing losses in bear markets.

 

After all, the best financial plan is one investors can stick with through market cycles.

Why The Defined Risk Strategy

  Because diversification alone is not enough.

 

“Market risk, also called, systematic risk, cannot be eliminated through diversification, though it can be hedged against.”            – Investopedia

“By actively seeking to not lose big, we believe that investors will be better off in the long run.”

Randy Swan

Founder, CEO, and Lead PM

Key Investor Insights

Math Matters – See why and how you benefit from smooth, consistent returns and avoiding big losses.

How the Swan Defined Risk Strategy Works

Buy, Hold, and Hedge
Our distinct investment philosophy drives our Always Invested, Always Hedged process.

A HEDGE IS NOT INSURANCE AGAINST LOSSES

The effectiveness of the hedge and degree of downside risk mitigation varies with market conditions. The Defined Risk Strategy can and does have periods of losses.

Define Risk. Improve Outcomes. That's Investing Redefined®

Learn more about the Defined Risk Strategy and how it may help you face challenges and achieve your investment objectives:

A Legacy of Success

The DRS was launched in 1997 to provide investors with a better way to invest over full-market cycles—generate consistent returns and avoid major losses in bear markets.

 

So how’d we do?

Defined Risk Investing

The success of our Defined Risk Strategy prompted us to apply it across multiple products and assets, providing investors 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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DRS CIT

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WHERE DRS FITS

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Learn more about the various types of investment structures we make available and be sure to consult with your investment advisor about the suitability of these different vehicles.