SaxoSelect Stronghold Portfolio

Reduce your drawdown during volatile periods

Focuses on limiting drawdowns, then targets returns

Dynamically adjusts to market conditions

Algorithm-driven portfolio, managed by our quantitative experts

Provides a highly-diversified portfolio across equities, bonds and alternatives via ETFs

No lock-up period or entry/exit costs*

* Except for associated trading fees
Please note, the Stronghold portfolio is only available for Accredited Investors.

Stronghold Portfolio

Stronghold is an asset-allocation strategy for the defensive investor, which aims to preserve capital during volatile markets. The strategy is dynamic, permitting more risk in normal conditions, and drastically limiting it during high volatility.

The benefits of choosing the Stronghold portfolio

Seeks limited drawdowns

Its primary aim is to keep the downside risk in the portfolio within a fixed budget, and then maximise the returns within these limitations. This differs to most portfolios which prioritise maximising returns.

Diversified ETF universe

The strategy provides low-cost access to indices, like the S&P 500, via exchange traded funds. It has the flexibility to invest into emerging and developed markets' equities, global and inflation-linked government bonds, emerging-market bonds, high-yield bonds, investment-grade bonds and real estate.

Dynamic adjustments

The Stronghold strategy dynamically changes the composition of the portfolio based on market conditions. In less volatile periods, it invests more into riskier assets to target greater returns. In contrast, during more turbulent times, the portfolio seeks to protect capital, and invests more into low-risk government bonds.


Managed by a team of quantitative investing experts, a state-of-the-art mathematical framework reviews the risk and return, and how different combinations of investments behave in relationship to each other. It accounts for extraordinary events in the market, with the aim of avoiding harsh drawdowns.

Simple, transparent and cost effective

Service Fee0.6% per annum
Trading CommissionsUSD 0.015 per share
Entry FeesX
Exit FeesX
Custody FeesX
Conversion Fee0.1% (incurred when investing from a non USD denominated account)
Other SaxoSelect FeesX

The service fee is deducted quarterly on a pro rata basis. The minimum investment is USD 30,000.

See how the annual service fee is calculated.

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