Historically, risk management has been an afterthought for investors. Most investors today do not truly understand the level of risk that exists within their investment portfolios and consequently do not appreciate the potential impact of this investment risk on their ability to achieve their goals and dreams. The uncertain and ever-changing global capital markets of today require an active approach to risk management that aligns with the uniquely important needs of each investor. Freedom Capital Management Strategies® places great emphasis on managing risk in investor portfolios. The platform incorporates an active investment process that responds to changes in the global economy and capital markets and offers innovative hedging solutions that overlay investor portfolios to provide an additional layer of wealth protection.