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Asset allocation is the key element of investment planning
Asset allocation is the cornerstone of a prudent investment plan and is the single most crucial decision you will make regarding your portfolio.
Simply put, asset allocation is diversifying across several dissimilar asset classes to reduce risk of losing money while increasing the chance of making money because investment returns are directly related to investment risk.
If you look at it holistically, in addition to spreading risk across different asset classes, diversification is also about spreading your financial risk across:
• different geographies or markets
• different fund managers
• different products or investment vehicles
• different currencies
As you move through life, your financial needs change, and so does your investment attitude. Asset allocation is at the centre of portfolio management in each phase of life. It depends on each person’s unique situation. Asset allocation is personal. There is a correct allocation for your needs and risk tolerance at every stage in life.
Asset allocation largely determines the risk and rate of return that your portfolio is expected to experience over time. If you have the right asset allocation for your needs, you are well on your way to fulfilling your financial goals with an acceptable amount of risk.
Asset allocation cannot happen in a silo. It requires a careful understanding of fundamentals, various styles and examining of sectors of each asset class. A good financial adviser can help you with that.
Please note: The below tool is just a guide. Discuss with a financial adviser for advice on your exact asset allocation
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