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Bridgewater advises downside protection as turning point appears

Investors should shape strategies that protect against the downside, said Jeff Gardner, senior portfolio strategist, Bridgewater Associates.  Speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at the Chicago Booth School of Business, he said that investors should prioritise protecting against losses in the current environment: increasing returns can be additive to long-term wealth, but missing the big […]
Research

The five characteristics of a future portfolio: CAIA

The traditional 60/40 portfolio allocation is no longer enough. The opportunity for alpha is not gone, but the low-hanging fruit has long been harvested, and the path toward higher absolute returns has gotten far more nuanced according to a new report from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
Asset Allocation

Beyond traditional portfolio construction: incorporating uncertainty

Incorporating uncertainty into the asset allocation process is a complicated but essential ingredient of building portfolio resilience, something investors are valuing more than ever in an environment where inflation, geopolitical and climate risks dominate. GIC and BlackRock have both developed asset allocation frameworks that incorporate investors’ aversion for uncertainty.