In order to answer this question, one must first explain the distinction between risk and volatility. Volatility refers to changes in the price of a share on the stock market. Barrage does not believe this constitutes a real risk for the investor. Volatility could be compared to the turbulence felt on most flights. Although these turbulences may cause concern for many passengers, they almost never prevent an aircraft from reaching its destination.
The risk of an investment is related to the company itself and not to the volatility of its share price. A company faces several risks whether it is traded on the stock exchange or not. These are the risks that really matter.
The managers mitigate these risks through in-depth analysis of portfolio companies, selecting dominant companies with competitive advantages and competent executives. In addition, by purchasing the securities below their fair value, they protect the Fund against adverse events that may affect those securities. The difference between the price of a share and its value is therefore considered to be a "margin of safety".
In conclusion, investing in the stock market entails certain risks, which can however be minimized by the application of Value Investing.