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BetaShares launches Managed Risk Global Share Fund


Exchange traded product provider BetaShares has expanded its Managed Risk series with the launch of the BetaShares Managed Risk Global Share Fund (managed fund), which is trading under the ASX code “WRLD”.

The Fund is designed to provide exposure to a broadly diversified portfolio of global shares with reduced volatility and cushioned downside risk.
With a single trade on the ASX, investors in WRLD can obtain exposure to a risk managed portfolio generally consisting of at least 1,500 of the largest companies listed on the stock exchanges of the world’s major developed economies.
While the Fund is expected to have broad application and be suitable for a variety of investors, it has been specifically designed to meet the needs of SMSFs and baby-boomers, who are seeking global equity exposure but who may be concerned about uncertain financial markets.
BetaShares Managing Director, Alex Vynokur, says: “In a volatile market such as one we are currently witnessing, the benefits of risk management, reduced volatility and limited drawdowns, are clearly evident.
“Advisors who may be concerned about future market turmoil should not be in the position of having to tell their clients to “sell everything” as some recent reports suggest”.
This risk management strategy used by WRLD actively seeks to reduce volatility and defend against losses in declining markets. The same strategy is used in the successful BetaShares Australian Dividend Harvester Fund (managed fund) (ASX: HVST) which recently celebrated its one year anniversary and BetaShares Managed Risk Australian Share Fund (managed fund) (ASX: AUST) launched last month.
 “BetaShares Managed Risk Funds actively monitor market volatility,” says Vynokur. “When volatility rises, the Funds apply a ‘handbrake’ to defend against losses in declining markets. This approach reduces investors’ exposure to equities in falling markets, while still allowing participation in rising markets.”

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