Nothing ventured, nothing gained - so the saying goes. In principle, the same applies to financial investments: the higher the risk, the better the long-term return. However, this classic view is contradicted by the fact that low-risk securities yield better long-term returns than high-risk securities. This phenomenon is known as the low-volatility premium. So those who strive for higher returns do not necessarily have to take greater risks. A risk-optimized equity strategy not only makes it possible to increase the proportion of equities, but also generally offers a greater degree of freedom in portfolio design and thus the opportunity to make optimal use of the risk budget. You can find all this and more on the subject of risk here.