At Morningstar Investment Management, our asset allocation approach has drawn on our research spanning five decades. Some lessons have stood the test of time and continue to inform our thinking today. We unpack five key lessons that we believe are vital to be a great asset allocator today.
Retirees have different needs from their portfolios, so you might expect a portfolio’s investment strategy to be aligned with those needs. Although the income approach isn’t always preferred, new research shows it can be a viable alternative to a total return approach.
A bond ladder, or a portfolio of individual bonds whose maturity dates are staggered over a set number of years, is designed to provide a predictable income stream while minimizing exposure to interest-rate fluctuations. We explore why an investor might consider holding a bond ladder, risks, and our expectations for the current rate environment.
We believe viewing retirement health care costs as an annual expense, instead of as a lump sum, makes it easier for retirees to plan for and pay for them.
2020 has been an unprecedented and emotionally-charged ride—the most difficult for advisors in over a decade.
COVID-19 has tested the resolve of even the most seasoned investors, leading some to question investment strategy and portfolio mix. However, faced with uncertainty, we are unwavering in our belief that a consistent investment approach helps us find opportunities that may deliver greater value. Portfolio Manager Gareth Lyons covers our four-pillar investment process and how it’s designed to reveal holdings with long-term potential.
We are seeing the highest margin of superiority on record, with a significant gap between our highest and lowest ranking sectors, exceeding levels seen in the Chinese growth scare in early 2016 and the financial crisis of 2008. James Foot, Head of Capital Markets & Asset Allocation, EMEA, discusses the unique nature of the market landscape, as well as some of the sensible actions that we believe can empower investor success.
Mike Coop, head of Multi-Asset Portfolio Management, Europe, covers how we believe our investment approach is designed to help us achieve better investment outcomes.
Capital markets have improved, but complacent investors may be overlooking still-challenging economic fundamentals.
Capital markets appear to have stabilized and improved, but complacent investors may overlook ongoing challenges.
Recent data show that the retirement savings of millennial and baby boomer women continue to lag behind their male peers.
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