crisis

Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Investment Strategy

New thinking needed on asset allocation

The global slowdown has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional asset allocation, according to senior managing director of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), Shawn Johnson, while sharing the AA implications he believed would be relevant depending on the ‘shape’ of the global economic recovery. “Correlations tend to ‘1’ during a crisis, so the theoretical minimum variance, […]
Investment Strategy

Bad communication drives super fund churn – survey

More super fund members are considering switching funds – without consulting a financial planner – as the market downturn eroded trust in fund managers, according to a new survey. Investors are mostly dissatisfied with not getting enough information about costs associated with their super and about the future direction from managers through their regular statements […]
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