Whilst sound in theory, do risk-based strategies work in practice?
To find out, we took at the performance of a multi-asset Risk Parity Index and a multi-asset Minimum Volatility index.
Risk Parity aims to achieve equal risk contribution from each asset class
Min Volatility aims to combine each asset class to achieve a minimum variance portfolio
On a rolling five year basis, both multi-asset Min Volatility and Risk Parity offered superior risk-adjusted returns relative to a 60/40 Portfolio for GBP investors.
Both Min Volatility and Risk Parity offered a lower level of overall risk relative to a 60/40 portfolio.
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