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(Video) Building Portfolios: Diversification Without the Heartburn

The wisdom of diversifying investor portfolios across a wide range of asset classes is indisputable. But diversifying client portfolios beyond mainstream stocks and bonds comes with challenges, starting with clients’ unfamiliarity with diversifying asset classes and a propensity for clients to regret diversifying when results disappoint.

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Building Portfolios: Diversification without the Heartburn

By Jim Masturzo Jonathan Treussard

November 2017 | Read Time: 15 min

The wisdom of diversifying investor portfolios across a wide range of asset classes is indisputable. But diversifying client portfolios beyond mainstream stocks and bonds comes with challenges, starting with clients’ unfamiliarity with diversifying asset classes and a propensity for clients to regret diversifying when results disappoint. Our Asset Allocation Interactive tool can help advisors strike a sensible balance between adopting diversification and client comfort, adding the needed spice to portfolios without tipping into untenable heartburn.