The main focus of our strategy process is to deliver absolute, not relative results. We scan the globe for the most solid investment opportunities on a risk-reward basis in every asset class. These determinations provide the strategy foundation for our construction of customized global portfolios. Importantly, our risk-adjusted global investment performance has consistently ranked favorably, with below-benchmark volatility and low draw-down risk.
Low Draw-down Risk*
No matter how extraordinary the factors impacting world markets may be, we seek to navigate client wealth safely through such times. We strive to adapt our portfolio strategies to evolving and secular financial environments. Even as financial markets will always fluctuate, portfolios are structured to steward capital on a risk-adjusted basis that protects against volatility and losses. We tactically control and manage downward volatility, scrutinizing portfolio risk criteria ranging from currency through to credit and diversification.
We embrace efficient ways to capture the advantages of global investing for our clients. Minimizing investment costs is one of the surest ways of boosting long-term portfolio returns. As such, wherever possible, given prevailing investment environments, we strive to pursue the benefits of lower turnover, taxes (in the case of taxable accounts) and lower transactions costs.
* These claims are based upon 5-year comparisons (to March 31, 2012) between HAHN International Balanced mandate and Canadian universe of Canadian Global Balanced mutual funds, including standard deviation of returns, gross returns and costs (MER).