In the final months of 2020, many investors may want to re-examine their portfolio’s current positioning. Our Model Portfolio Investment Committee provide investors with actionable ideas for the current market environment.
Despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic in the first half of the year, our outlook from an asset allocation perspective has not changed from what it was at the start of the year. We are still following the same four main themes, Scott Welch discusses.
Following the recent market volatility, we expect risk factor diversification, just like asset class diversification, to become a “household phrase” in the investment management industry. Scott Welch explains how our ETFs and Model Portfolios can help advisors provide their clients with the level of diversification that we believe will be needed going forward.
Investors should expect further dividend cuts over the coming weeks and quarters. Matt Wagner analyzes our suite of dividend strategies for insight into the uneven impact of cuts and suspensions across markets.
One question we are often asked is: why bother with international investments? We understand this concern, considering that for a long stretch of time, the U.S. has outperformed the rest of the world. Jeremy Schwartz discusses why we believe in the long-term benefits of investing globally.
There’s a lot an advisor can do to combat fee compression. The issue is time. Ryan Krystopowicz makes the case that outsourcing to third-party models not only enables significant time savings for advisors, it can also mutually benefit their clients.