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CalSTRS’ cautious outlook

CalSTRS' long-time CIO, Chris Ailman, is cautious about the outlook for markets with his "spider senses" working over time trying to understand the hidden risks in the economy. He told Amanda White the fund will focus the year on allocating to diversifying strategies and climate solutions.
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Ignore diversification: BCI’s Dunatov

Stefan Dunatov, head of investment strategy and risk at Canada’s $170 billion British Columbia Investment Management, says long term investors should forget about diversification at the strategic level and instead focus on buying growth beta assets.
Asset Allocation

Hiding behind diversification

Modern portfolio theory has created the impression that diversification is always a good thing, but asset owners could benefit from a more sceptical attitude. This article suggests over-diversification favours managers at the expense of returns to investors.
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