AQR Defensive Equity: A Lower Risk Equity Solution
AQR offers exposure to Defensive Equity through Large Cap, International, and Emerging Defensive Style Funds.
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As a pioneer in alternative investing, AQR has a long track record of managing the complexities of these types of strategies. By investing long and short, and balancing exposure to factors and asset classes, our alternative strategies are built to seek returns in both up and down markets. We offer both absolute return strategies, which target zero exposure to traditional markets, either at all times, or on average, and total return strategies, which maintain some exposure to traditional markets.
For more than two decades, our overall goal has been to build compelling and repeatable investments that are highly diversified across signals and regions, and within a risk-managed framework. We apply this systematic approach across our strategies, catering to the widespread investment needs of our clients.
We aim to generate consistent outperformance by systematically applying investment themes across securities. We believe that a multi-factor investment approach, harnessing underlying drivers of performance, has the potential to generate excess returns that are uncorrelated to other asset classes as well as traditional fixed income managers.
Leveraging the full research and investment capabilities of AQR, these strategies offer a strategic blend of asset classes such as equities, fixed income, currency, and commodities—combined to create broadly diversified portfolios seeking maximum returns within a risk-managed framework.
In addition to mutual funds, AQR strategies are available through a variety of investment vehicles such as model portfolios, separately managed accounts, limited partnerships, collective investment trusts and sub-advised portfolios. We also offer tax-aware implementations of some of our strategies.
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Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus containing this and other important information, please call 1-866-290-2688 or click here to view or download a prospectus online. Read the prospectus carefully before you invest.
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Diversification does not eliminate risk. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.
The Adviser has contractually agreed to reimburse operating expenses of the Funds at least through January 28, 2021 for, Large Cap Defensive Style Fund, International Defensive Style Fund, Emerging Defensive Style Fund, Large Cap Momentum Style Fund, Small Cap Momentum Style Fund, International Momentum Style Fund, TM Large Cap Momentum Style Fund, TM Small Cap Momentum Style Fund, TM International Momentum Style Fund, Large Cap Multi-Style Fund, Small Cap Multi-Style Fund, International Multi-Style Fund, Emerging Multi-Style Fund, TM Large Cap Multi-Style Fund, TM Small Cap Multi-Style Fund, TM International Multi-Style Fund, TM Emerging Multi-Style Fund, Global Equity Fund, International Equity Fund, Core Plus Bond Fund and April 30, 2020 for Diversified Arbitrage Fund, Equity Market Neutral Fund, Global Macro Fund, Long/Short Equity Fund, Managed Futures Strategy Fund, Managed Futures Strategy HV Fund, Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund, Risk-Balanced Commodities Strategy Fund, Style Premia Alternative Fund, Style Premia Alternative LV Fund, Volatility Risk, Premium Fund, Multi-Asset Fund, Risk Parity II HV Fund, Risk Parity II MV Fund. For additional details on annual fund operating expenses for each Fund, please see the underlying Funds’ prospectus.
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Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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