Investment managers talk a lot about asset mixes—the percentage breakdown of different asset classes in a portfolio. Research has shown that this is the main driver of a portfolio’s risk over time. A portfolio’s mix should align to the investor’s objectives, and we design ours purposefully to match your personal preferences and financial goals.
The two main categories of assets are equities, which include stocks, and fixed-income assets like government bonds. Equities tend to be more volatile and can have higher returns. Fixed-income assets are more predictable but usually don’t match equities for potential returns. A mix of equities and bonds works well due to diversification. By holding more than one type of asset, your exposure to a single risk is reduced.