Are Low Volatility Funds for You?

If you want to reduce risk in a portfolio, then a low-vol security may be right for you. Here’s what you need to know about these products.


The global financial crisis of 2008-09 sparked enormous demand for lower-risk equity products. Today, Canadian investors have access to a multitude of low-volatility strategies from both active and passive managers.

These strategies are by no means all alike, and the advantages and disadvantages are numerous and varied. This paper examines the various types of low-volatility funds, reasons to consider buying them, and reasons to perhaps not consider them.

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