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Quality Low Volatility

A Core Equity Strategy for All Markets

Mark C. Sodergren, CFA

Mark C. Sodergren, CFA

Portfolio Manager
Mark Sodergren head of the quantitative active equity team responsible for research and implementation of several quantitative equity strategies. He currently co-manages the Northern International Equity Fund, Northern Large Cap Core Fund and Northern Large Cap Value Fund.

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The Quality Low Volatility strategy is designed to build a portfolio with lower equity volatility, avoiding sector concentrations and overvalued stocks that can lead to unintended risks.

The Quality Low Volatility strategy that seeks to build a diverse, higher quality and lower volatility portfolio that delivers strong up-market participation and down-market protection. Our portfolio construction process and active risk management is designed to avoid sector concentrations, high correlations and overvalued stocks that may limit upside market participation.

Strategy Highlights

  • Historically strong performance in both up and down market environments
  • Utilizes a comprehensive quality score as a better predictor of future equity volatility
  • Diverse sector and region neutral portfolio seeks to avoid uncompensated or unintended risks

A Multi-Factor Model with Quality and Low Volatility

Proprietary factor definitions, smart multi-factor construction and efficient use of risk come together to pursue predictable outcomes.


Why invest with Northern Trust Asset Management?

We seek to add investment value across several essential dimensions


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