As Volatility Looms, Non-Traditional Risk Assets May Offer Protection

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As Volatility Looms

Amanda Abdella, CFA

Amanda Abdella, CFA - Senior Portfolio Manager, Insurance Group

In portfolios primarily allocated to government and corporate investment grade bonds, the familiar risk asset classes of equity, high yield and emerging market debt play indispensable roles by offering higher returns and diversification. However, we believe adding additional and less familiar varieties of risk assets may benefit investors. In particular, we believe that asset-backed securities and commercial real estate deserve consideration by investors seeking returns as well as protection from the volatility that will eventually return to financial markets.

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