EQ Guide: Absolute Return Portfolio
These portfolios are created for clients who are uncomfortable with the the sharp swings that occur in stockmarket values but seek the potential for higher returns than available from investing in cash and government bonds.
The portfolio is invested across typically 20 funds with a range of investment strategies that are designed to generate positive returns even if markets generally do not rise. Typically fund managers in this space are not tied to any specific benchmark and have a wider set of investment instruments at their disposal. It is this increased level of flexibility and sophistication that provides the potential to generate positive returns that are not dependent on market direction.