Investment Wisdom Podcast – Day 8 of 12

Why Financial Professionals and their Clients Need to Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable in the Coming Decade

Adam Butler, CFA, CAIA
Adam Butler is Chief Investment Officer of ReSolve Asset Management, sub-advisor to an alternative allocation strategy at Rational Funds. He manages ETF and futures based strategies including a global risk parity ETF, two Adaptive Asset Allocation funds, and a multi-strategy hedge fund. Adam is also author of the book Adaptive Asset Allocation: Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times and is ranked in the top 1% of authors by paper downloads on SSRN. He has authored over a dozen papers and dozens of articles on asset allocation; factor investing; quantitative methods; and portfolio optimization. Adam holds both CFA and CAIA charters and appears on BNN Bloomberg and CNBC.

Some of the ideas discussed in the last few episodes may raise a few eye-brows, as they force advisors and investors to venture outside of their comfort zones. But consider the alternative. At current valuation levels, US equities and bonds are unlikely to deliver meaningful (or even positive) returns in the coming years.

What do we propose? Go global and let go of home-country bias. Diversify across asset-classes, factors and strategies. Embrace tracking-error. The key message on this 8th day is: get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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