As with all investing, there is a relationship between the amount of risk you take and the level of returns you could receive (both positively and negatively). The risk profiles of managed portfolios indicate the potential severity of a loss (of value) during a negative period. As a reference, investing into stocks is considered high risk and during a bad period the stock market could lose around 20%, based on historic events. Low risk
During a bad period, this portfolio is expected to incur much less of a loss than stock markets. For reference, stocks markets could lose 20% or more in an extreme scenario and in this portfolio we would expect between 5% and 10%.