Mitä ovat alhaisen volatiliteetin etf-rahastot?

VIDEO: Morningstarin analyytikko kertoo, miten matalan volatiliteetin rahastot toimivat ja miksi niihin kannattaa mahdollisesti sijoittaa.

Kennth Lamont 12.09.2017
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Kenneth Lamont: Today I would like to continue our introduction to strategic beta series by taking a look at minimum volatility. Passive low-volatility strategies have become one of the best performing and most popular strategic beta strategies. In the past three years alone, passive min vol funds have attracted over €3 billion in net inflows.

Simply put, minimum volatility investing involves selecting a portfolio of low risk stocks. This strategy has rewarded investors with superior risk-adjusted returns compared with cap weighted alternatives.

Common metrics used to determine a low risk stock are standard deviation, downside standard deviation and beta.

It is unsurprising given the defensive nature of minimum volatility investing that these strategies have helped cushion the blow in market downturns, but have also lagged their cap-weighted counterparts in upswings.  Investors should not expect these strategies to generate market-beating returns, but they should offer a smoother ride and outperform most of its peers on a risk-adjusted basis.

Investors in low volatility strategies should be aware that they are making an implicit quality bet – as lower volatility stocks also tend to operate with lower leverage and have more stable earnings growth.

The highly quantitative nature of minimum volatility strategies makes them a perfect fit for the rules based approach of passive investing.

Currently we have awarded a Silver rating to four of the iShares Edge Min Vol range – which cover World, emerging markets, US large caps and European equities. These funds apply several constraints, such as sector constraints to ensure that investors are not making unintended bets.


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