The S&P 500 fell nearly 7% in the month of October reminding investors that the market moves in both directions. Volatility is a natural part of investing, but it can be destructive to a portfolio especially if it allows emotions to start making our decisions. While it is prudent to have strategies that can help reduce volatility, it may be especially important when changes in market or economic conditions seem inevitable. The right volatility strategy may, in fact, not only help reduce volatility, but also potentially enhance returns.
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Effectively managing portfolios means always thinking ahead. Our team applies the latest research and market insights to select strategists and design portfolio that will adapt to shifting market forces. We carefully select investment providers based on rigorous standards, including investment philosophy, experienced people, clearly-defined processes, and performance that reflects their philosophy. Our platform includes a wide range of options, from large institutions to boutique providers. No matter their size, all of our strategists fit our purpose-built approach to managing investments.