Conservative Indexed Risk Control™
An innovative strategy for investors seeking wealth preservation while participating in long term appreciation.
Now is the time to rethink your risk/reward concepts
Interest rates have been in a downward trend for decades, forcing investors to choose between safety and growth. Increasing an investor’s equity position too near retirement adds unnecessary risks, sequence of return risk being a primary concern. On the other hand, invest too conservatively and one likely faces longevity risk—the risk of outliving their money. Build created Indexed Risk Control to provide a dual mandate solution with real downside protection for evolving market conditions. Rather than increasing equity positions, our strategy reduces equity exposure to less than 10%, while striving to deliver meaningful participation in growing equity markets. Note: performance data on page is composite. Performance data in fact sheet is of CIT only.
Conservative Indexed Risk Control Performance

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Components of Conservative Indexed Risk Control
A Core of Fixed Income That Seeks To Preserve Capital

The fixed income core accounts for the majority of assets in the portfolio. We focus on quality to mitigate credit risk and duration to mitigate interest rate risk. The conservative strategy strives to maintain a level of at least 90% fixed income and cash.

Average Quality: A+/A
Average Duration: 3.41 years
*as of 09/30/21

An Overlay of Call Options That Seek Capital Appreciation

By investing long in call options, the strategy limits potential losses in the options overlay to a known, fixed amount, while providing the possibility for unlimited upside potential.

Equity Exposure: S&P 500

A Quantitative Framework Powered by Data Science

Build’s proprietary algorithm provides efficiencies to limit downside risk and capture growth. Through a daily rebalancing our strategy is works in real-time to manage risk metrics, weight of the portfolio and credit quality and duration. This allows Indexed Risk Control to deliver a repeatable and smoother experience for the investor.

Strategy Composition as of 09/30/21

Strategy Allocation

• Fixed Income: 95.37%
• Derivatives: 3.01%
• Cash: 1.62%


Sector Weight

  • Corporate: 57.57%
  • US Government: 30.13%
  • Asset-Backed Securities: 7.68%
  • Options: 3.01%
  • Cash: 1.62%

Top Five Holdings

• US Treasury 0.375 7/15/24: 8.14%
• US Treasury 1.750 11/15/29: 7.84%
• US Treasury 1.625 11/15/22: 5.46%
• US Treasury 0.125 9/15/23: 4.30%
• US Treasury 0.375 11/30/25: 3.62%



Collective Investment Trust

Available as a CIT for ERISA accounts 



Separately Managed Account

For Advisors looking for a more customized investment strategy

Indexed Risk Control Fact Sheet

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Build Asset Management, LLC (a/k/a Build Asset Management and/or is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Registration of an investment adviser does not imply any skill or training.  Build Asset Management does not provide legal or tax advice.  Please consult your legal or tax professionals for specific advice.

Build does not guarantee any minimum level of investment performance or the success of any index portfolio, index, mutual fund or investment strategy. Past performance does not guarantee future results. There is a potential for loss in any investment, including loss of principal invested. All investments involve risk, and different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. Investment recommendations will not always be profitable.

No representation is being made that any client account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown in hypothetical back-tested performance. Impacts of federal and state taxes and trading costs are not included in the results of index portfolio or index returns. Hypothetical back-tested performance information shown in text, charts, tables and graphs is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell any types of securities. Unlike  actual performance, hypothetical, back-tested or simulated results are achieved by means of the retroactive application of a back-tested model itself designed with the benefit of hindsight. The back-testing of performance differs from actual performance because the allocation rules may be adjusted at any time, for any reason, and can continue to be changed until desired or better performance results are achieved. Back-testing does not reflect actual trading in any account.

Strategy composition information such as strategy allocation, sector weight, and top five holdings is provided as of a specific date and is subject to change.  The top five holdings are representative of the model portfolio and actual account holdings may vary due to inflows, outflows, liquidity needs or other requirements of the account. It should not be assumed that an investment in the securities identified in the top 5 holdings was or will be profitable.  The holdings identified do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold, or "recommended for our clients." To obtain the contribution calculation methodology and a complete list of every holding’s contribution to the overall portfolio’s performance during the period, please contact

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