Nobody likes surprises with their money, that’s why we approach investments with a risk budget….
Investors are used to the concept of budgets. Budgets for the dollars they spend, the assets they acquire. What’s unfortunate is when they’re caught off-guard because their budget was impacted by an unforeseen expense. Similarly, investments often get into trouble because of an unforeseen risk. When you look at the market today, being “diversified” generally means allocating to a wide range of assets. At Foundations, we dive deeper. We believe in approaching asset allocation with a risk budget and dig into how much risk that asset class is vulnerable to. We make sure our diversification is in risk, as opposed to asset class. Our goal, ultimately, is to maximize return and limit any unforeseen surprises.
Being diversified doesn’t always mean you are diversified from risk. Take a look at our material below outlining the different risk factors based on asset class. Then compare a “well diversified” portfolio with the actual risk it has visibility to.
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The Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) is a set of standardized, industry-wide ethical principles that guide investment firms on how to calculate and present their investment results to prospective clients. GIPS® Verification is the review of an investment management firm's performance measurement processes and procedures by an independent third-party verifier. It also tests whether the firm's policies and procedures are designed to calculate and present performance in compliance with the GIPS® standards. We are proud that our portfolios are GIPS® verified.
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