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Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Senior Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Asset Growth Strategy discusses the key concepts behind downside protection. A multi-asset approach to investing can efficiently employ downside protection in order to smooth the path towards securing an investor’s financial objectives.   The power of capital preservation   The global macroeconomics and geopolitical outlook remains uncertain, suggesting that an

July 27, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

Multi-Asset Investing: Dynamic Asset Allocation

Truly dynamic allocation is one of the hallmarks of a successful multi-asset portfolio. In this short video, Senior Portfolio Manager David Vickers discusses dynamic allocation within our MAGS Funds, using topical examples to explain our approach. In particular, David focusses on the following questions: What assets are considered for a dynamically managed portfolio? What have

Oct 26, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy

Practical examples of using signals from our 2016 market outlook

The aim of any market outlook, like Russell Investments’ 2016 Global Outlook, is to help you identity market signals from the plethora of market noise.Ironically however, given the large number of market outlook documents hitting your in-box, translating the differing views from differing specialists into action that is relevant for can be just as challenging.

Jan 19, 2016 Categories: Investment, Markets

Four investment views that might be in your portfolio, and why you probably shouldn’t take them all

It’s still a central banker’s world in 2015, but much of the chatter is, on balance, fairly upbeat. The US looks to be at the start of a reasonably robust recovery, and the UK doesn’t seem far behind. Most commentators are optimistic that QE in Europe will deliver the required shot in the arm, and

Mar 19, 2015 Categories: Investment Strategy, Markets

Downside protection isn’t a free lunch!

Nothing in life comes for free (well, except things like oxygen and the Metro). But my point is that most things that look too good to be true usually are, and there is often a downside to every upside – and vice versa. The same is to be said for put protection strategies. Option strategies

Aug 27, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized
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Equity markets – Don’t break the trampoline!

Type ‘broken trampoline’ into Google and it will bring up hundreds of YouTube links showing people breaking various limbs while jumping on trampolines. Our equity markets last year were like a trampoline bouncing us ever upwards – but what is the risk that we’re heading for a break? In 2014 is a year for investing

Jan 16, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

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