Diversification – managing risk through investment selections
The Federation manages investment risk through diversification of its assets. Below is a snapshot of the different asset classes the STF holds throughout all our funds as an example of how we diversify our investments.
By diversifying our investments by asset type, risk profile and geography, we reduce the possibility of any single asset having a negative impact on the fund overall. If one asset goes down, the goal is to have another one going up to cover losses and still provide a positive return.
The result is a well-diversified portfolio with safety measures in place to limit risk while still seeking sufficient returns to keep your pension and benefit plans stable and sustainable in the long term.