“Viewpoints” The Tiedemann Blog
Our world and industry move quickly. In this blog, we share brief observations and analyses of the latest developments and most important factors affecting you and your wealth.
The sharp drop in global equity markets has investors on edge and wondering if they should move to cash in case markets drop further. History has shown that this is a poor strategy for a long-term investor – it’s far better to stick with a well-diversified portfolio than to try to time the exit and entry points into gyrating markets. What works is to maintain an investment discipline over time, an approach that works even if you begin investing at the worst time possible, at market top. Read why.
The trade dispute between the US and China is one of multiple conflicts around the globe with the potential to upset an already weak global economy. Brexit, escalating tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Turkey’s military campaign in Syria, and protests in Hong Kong all represent destabilizing forces that could affect some of the world’s largest economies.
Gold is an attractive part of an investment portfolio due to its low correlation to financial assets. An allocation to gold has historically improved returns and dampened volatility within a diversified portfolio, particularly for portfolios on the lower end of the risk spectrum. Read our blog post to learn more.
A common debate in impact investing circles is over the best way to quantify, and/or qualify, the non-financial impact of an investment. Indeed, there are now a myriad of approaches and metrics, each with its strengths and weaknesses.
With so many ESG and impact funds now available to investors, and more fund launches virtually every day, it can be easy for an investor to feel overwhelmed by all the options.