Look beyond short-term biases and commit to a ‘foundation’ portfolio

A traditional diversified portfolio is a critical base on which to build your financial future. It should withstand the test of time and the buffeting of investment winds

IT has been a torrid year for investors and, with most central banks extremely focused on bringing inflation lower - even at the cost of much slower economic growth - it is too early to say we are out of the woods. However, some seem to extrapolate this to suggest that a traditional multi-asset portfolio consisting of stocks, bonds and alternative assets is past its sell-by-date. We totally disagree and believe investors should use the coming months to ensure their foundations are secure so that they can benefit once the situation improves. Nobody knows exactly when that will be, but it will come and history suggests it will not be too far away.

It has been well documented that this year has...


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