Five Benefits of Asset Class Investing

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As financial advisers, we take on many roles in our clients’ lives, such as; Strategic Planners, Coaches, Trusted Advisers, Counsellors, and of course Investment Advisers. In this article, I wanted to highlight the benefits of the outstanding academic investment philosophy we deliver to you.

Based on Nobel Prize-winning academic research

Asset-class investing is based on the science of capital markets. Decades of financial research have identified dimensions of higher expected returns in global capital markets. Our portfolios are structured around these dimensions, which are sensible, backed by data, and cost-effective.

Speculation is eliminated

Everyone wants to believe they can pick the next big winner. Sometimes they get it right and the debate would be if it was luck or skill that delivered the result. Research shows, that many a poor soul has come out on the losing side of this approach.

Market timing is removed

This inclination fuelled by the emotions of fear and greed damages more wealth creation strategies than anything else.

Diversification reduces specific risk

Diversification is an essential tool available to investors. It enables you to capture broad market forces while reducing the uncompensated risk associated with individual securities.

Strategic asset allocation

A 10-year study of major pension funds in the US found that 94% of the success of a portfolio was attributed to allocating the right amount of assets to the most appropriate areas. Asset Class Investing provides the building blocks for each individual portfolio to be designed with you in mind.

Stephen Lowry (CFP® Professional, DFP, AIF®) is a representative of Alman Partners Pty Ltd, Australian Financial Services Licence No: 222107.

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