Institutional Investing

Low Volatility Equities

For decades, TD Asset Management has developed risk-reduction solutions for institutional investors.

We were the pioneers in bringing low volatility equity strategies to Canada in 2009 with notable success. We have continued to innovate with a new "smart beta" strategy that enhances our original low volatility approach: TD Emerald Low Volatility Plus.

Low volatility strategies are based on a simple but powerful fact: A low volatility equity portfolio can produce competitive returns with up to 30% less risk ¹.

Simply put, some of the least volatile equities have produced some of the most impressive returns over time. At TD Asset Management, our proprietary risk models harness this phenomenon to help our clients pursue the returns of domestic and global equity markets with significantly less volatility.

Our new "Plus" funds expand this strategy by focusing on low volatility stocks with better value and quality characteristics - blending expected alpha and a so-called "smart beta" construction. This approach strives to deliver a potential for a higher expected return in exchange for a small increase in risk.

To find out more about how our low volatility equity strategies work, please refer to the following informational pieces:

 Click here to view Strategy Overview


¹ Based on simulated and live returns of 21 years of Canadian equity history and 13 years of global equity history ending September 30, 2011. Actual returns may vary.


    January 26, 2020