This article was released on September 27, 2013. Find our latest U.S. equities insights here.
There is no arguing the growth potential and diversity benefits of investing in the developed and emerging markets around the globe. Investors are particularly attracted to the high return potential and low correlations of these regions. What if you could gain exposure to these markets while actively controlling risk?
Research shows that by investing in low-volatility stocks within these markets, your portfolio could outperform a higher-risk portfolio over time. This phenomenon has been dubbed the “low-volatility anomaly” and has proven true across different market types, countries, regions, and market cap spectrums. In our latest Investment Perspectives paper, we explore the cause of this “low-volatility anomaly” and why we feel it will continue to persist in the marketplace.