AQR Defensive Equity: A Lower Risk Equity Solution

Defensive Equity is an investment strategy that seeks to provide returns that are similar to equity markets but with less risk. It commonly targets stocks of companies that have demonstrated strong fiscal health and exhibited less volatility than their equity market counterparts. This strategy aims to experience positive returns when the stock market is up and smaller losses than the market during downturns. Investors with a long time horizon and low tolerance for capital losses may benefit from exposure to Defensive Equity strategies.

AQR offers exposure to Defensive Equity through Large Cap, International, and Emerging Defensive Style Funds. These use a systematic, disciplined investment process that incorporates fundamental and statistical measures of risk.

AQR Defensive Equity Strategies Seek to Offer Potential Upside Returns While Managing Against Downside Risk


Benefits to Investors Include:

Seeks Market-Like Returns with Lower Risk
Low-risk stocks have performed similarly to riskier stocks over the long term, suggesting that investors have not had to sacrifice significant returns when reducing risk in their portfolio.
Seeks to Outperform during Down Markets
In this market condition, Defensive Equity is likely to experience negative returns, but tends to fare better than the broader market.
Exposure to High Quality Companies
The Funds commonly target high-quality stocks of companies that exhibit characteristics such as stable earnings, high profitability and low operating and financial leverage.

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