Low-Volatility Dividend Strategy

Overview

The Low-Volatility Dividend Strategy offers exposure to US listed large and mid-cap stocks. The strategy is actively managed with a target of 30 to 40 holdings across all sectors. Stocks are selected from a universe of high dividend-paying companies that have low stock price volatility. Selection criteria includes fundamental and technical considerations such as dividend yield, stock volatility, valuations, business stability, relative performance, cash flow generation, profitability, etc. Each stock weighting is limited to 4% at inception and can grow to 8% driven by price performance. Sector weightings are typically concentrated in the REIT and Utility sectors. The strategy is designed to deliver returns that are less correlated with the S&P 500 and with meaningfully lower risk over time. Dividend yields will be higher than that of the S&P 500 however total returns are likely to be lower.