State Street Global Advisors believes investors have two primary objectives: to grow assets and manage volatility.
A risk-aware strategy such as the State Street Global Equity Fund, led by star portfolio manager Olivia Engel, addresses these objectives using a systematic investment process grounded on economic fundamentals.
The fund carefully looks for stocks with reasonable valuation, growth capability, strong cash flows, and sustainable dividends. The fund also purposely manages currency by optimising the hedge ratio from an Australian dollar investor base.
In the accompanying article, Engel explains how she constructs a portfolio that balances between managing risk and seeking growth opportunities in global markets.