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Three Intech® defensive equity strategies have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Institutional Asset Management Awards to be held next week in New York City.



Active Global Equity
Strategy of the Year
Active U.S. Equity
Strategy of the Year
New Traditional
Strategy of the Year

Intech Global
Low Volatility

Seeks to match
MSCI World Index
returns with significantly
lower total risk

Intech U.S.
Low Volatility

Seeks to match
Russell 1000 Index
returns with significantly lower total risk

Intech Global Minimum Volatility FactorPlus

Seeks to outperform
MSCI Global Minimum
Volatility Index within an active risk range


Defensive Equity Leadership

Intech has been managing defensive equity strategies since 2012. Today, with over $10 billion in defensive equity assets under management, Intech is the 6th largest defensive equity quant manager by AUM and offers a wide breadth of strategies to meet investor preferences.1


start offers a long track record to examine

6th Largest
quant equity manager by assets under management

defensive equity strategies
offer investors real choice

With one of the longest equity bull markets in history, few investors have taken the time to school-up on defensive equity investing, but there couldn’t be a better time to do so. Intech offers helpful insight for understanding the defensive equity space, including low volatility and variable beta strategies. Learn more by downloading one of the papers below.



How to Make Equity
Allocations More Resilient


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Evaluate and Implement
Defensive Equity Strategies


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Making Sense of
Defensive Equity Indexes



Intech® defensive equity strategies seek upside equity market participation and downside protection, without dependency on a low-volatility anomaly or factor; instead they focus on low-volatility outcomes.


1. Assets under management, ranks, and the number of strategies are based on data reported to the eVestment Alliance databases as of June 30, 2019, and included all active equity strategies where the primary investment approach is equal to “quantitative” and are included in the “eA Low Volatility Equity” universe. This group included 46 managers. Information is current as of the date shown and may change at any time.
This information is intended to be educational and is not tailored to the investment needs of any specific investor, nor is it an endorsement or recommendation for any particular security or trading strategy. You should not rely on this information as the primary basis for your investment, financial, or tax planning decisions. Past performance cannot guarantee future results. Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal and fluctuation of value.



We’re an independently-operated, specialized equity manager that applies advanced mathematics and systematic portfolio rebalancing to harness a reliable source of excess returns and a key to risk control — stock price volatility. Founded in 1987 in Princeton by pioneering mathematician Dr. E. Robert Fernholz, we serve some of the world’s leading institutional investors, delivering global equity and absolute return solutions.