Global crunch has killed off passive model

Smith, Amanda
May 2009
Money Marketing;5/14/2009, p28
The article reports on the impact of global crunch on the operation of passive multi-asset portfolio in Great Britain. Octopus Investment chief investment officer Lothar Mentel reveals that economic downturn has killed the diversification and market penetration of multi-asset since it is left incapable of protecting its financial structure. Mentel cites the relevance of using diversification with judgement because it allows investors and managers gain better understanding on market performance.


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