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Downside Protection Today

Even the most prescient investor would have been hard pushed to predict the COVID19 crisis and the subsequent performance challenges it has caused.

However this crisis — as with most crises — has caused many investors to look more closely at the benefits of downside protection.

There are several different ways of achieving downside protection, so it’s important to have a structured approach to considering, discounting, and eventually choosing between them.

In this paper we outline some of the main choices available to investors today.