Portfolio Management Strategies – Active Versus Passive
Paul Vorstadt works at National Bank Financial, as portfolio manager and vice president. He has served financial clients since 1994, offering a wide range of services to best suit their needs. Paul Vorstadt provides expert portfolio management in order to prepare his customers for the future.
Portfolio management refers to arranging investments in order to reach certain goals. There are a number of different approaches, and each suits some better than others. Passive management is an approach that was popular during the 1990s. These types of funds are the choice of investors who are comfortable with market-level rates of return. Strategic asset allocation is a passive management approach where the portfolio is fixed, and a typical blend of investments might include 10 percent cash, 30 percent bonds, and 60 percent equities.
Active management is where a portfolio manager allocates a client’s assets by way of certain strategies. In tactical asset allocation, the mix can be altered to react to changing financial conditions. This enables an investment professional to manage risk continuously by balancing the client’s investment portfolio.
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