Alex Farlow: The dangers of blending multi-asset funds

'Fast-changing environments can be dangerous'

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Alex Farlow: "Through periods of significant volatility, assets and funds that have historically exhibited a low correlation over the longer term can become highly correlated."
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Alex Farlow: "Through periods of significant volatility, assets and funds that have historically exhibited a low correlation over the longer term can become highly correlated."

Multi-asset funds offer investors the great benefit of diversification, writes Alex Farlow, but getting the wrong blend of funds may not further investors' goals of reducing risk...

Multi-asset funds offer investors the opportunity to outsource asset allocation decisions, which can be very advantageous for those that do not have the time or resources to make those decisions th...

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