Defensive Investment Strategy

Defensive Investment Strategy

An investment strategy in which a money manager seeks to protect the client's investment. A defensive investor seeks low risk, low return securities such as bonds, certificates of deposit, and some blue chip stocks.
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However, Stephen Lowe, group communication director at financial services group Just, cautioned: "As the pension fund grows and retirement nears, the money at stake gets larger and the time to recover from disaster gets smaller, so there remains a strong case for some to shift to a more defensive investment strategy to stop a sudden asset price shock derailing a plan to retire around a certain date.
The fund targets to join a defensive investment strategy with a target annual return of four percent above the money market.