Alternatives are becoming a more important part of the investing landscape. After the financial crisis, many investors turned to alternatives as a way to help manage risk in the event of another crash and to diversify their stock and bond portfolios. The PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio (LALT) seeks to provide a solution to meet this need. LALT is the first-of-its kind multi-strategy exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks a positive total return with low correlation to the broader securities market by combining five unique risk premia Benchmark Strategies.
As investors continue their pursuit of investment income, one question continues to emerge: how do I realize my income objectives while minimizing exposure to the risk of rising interest rates? PowerShares Variable Rate Preferred Portfolio (VRP) is the first ETF to offer exposure soley to variable-preferred securities.
Accessing Chinese companies listed in mainland China (A-Shares) has historically been very difficult for foreign investors due to Chinese government restrictions. PowerShares China A-Share Portfolio is the first actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) providing exposure to the China A-Share market.
Hedging Against Market Uncertainty When You Need It Most
Downside protection continues to be a primary focus for investors. The challenge, however, is to both generate positive returns and reduce downside risk. The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio® (PHDG) seeks to be a solution to this challenge.