In the world of finance, risk management refers to the practice of identifying potential risks in advance, analyzing them and taking precautionary steps to reduce/curb the risk. These threats may be in the form of high inflation, market volatility, or recession risk.
Multi-asset funds not only diversify risk by asset class, but also employ risk management strategies to reduce potential downside risk and portfolio volatility.
Different asset classes have different levels of risk associated with them. The riskiest is generally considered to be equity investment, which can also offer the greatest potential returns.
As one of the UK’s leading investment managers, LGIM offers knowledge and experience that can bring real benefit to investors looking to control risk in their portfolios, and achieve a smoother path to reaching their desired client outcomes.
Our approach to risk management is embedded in our portfolios’ asset allocation with the aim of being prepared for a wide range of market outcomes. This is achieved partly by holding some defensive assets, but predominantly by spreading risk across a wide range of asset classes.
Our Asset Allocation team includes dedicated and experienced economists, strategists and portfolios, who combine their expertise to deliver clear client outcomes such as growth and income via diversified portfolios. The team’s disciplined, objective driven approach means we manage the risks that matter to clients, while aiming to deliver long-term risk-adjusted returns that meet clients’ needs.
In Part III of this series we discuss Centralised Retirement Propositions (CRPs). We have seen a number of financial planners post-pension freedom rebadge their existing Centralised Investment Propositions (CIPs), which have been designed for accumulation, into CRPs. As volatility increases, concerns are growing that sequencing risk (sometimes called “pound-cost ravaging”) could have a devastating impact on their client’s investments. But what can advisers do to help mitigate this and design more decumulation-focused portfolios?