Chris Marshall, Investment Director & Head of Investment Strategy, Dragon Investment Managers
Traditionally, portfolio construction sees diversification as a problem best solved by a basic mix of asset classes split up by region or country. However the modern world we live in is very different from the one in which these concepts were formed. Geopolitical issues heighten macro-economic effects. Technology has helped reduced home bias in portfolios but also increased global correlations materially.
At the same time, traditional portfolio hedges yield little in way of return but still subject investors to risk. In this talk, Chris Marshall, head of Investment Strategy at Dragon IM will outline how ETFs and their easy-to-implement offering of style and factor diversification provide an important tool in the new era of strategic portfolio construction.