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Friday 3rd September, 2021

Guide to investing – part 2 – What is investment diversification and asset allocation?

One of the most complex areas of investing is investment asset allocation and diversification. So many questions arise around why we do it and how to do it properly. There is a plethora of information on the internet and Youtube to the extent that Ray Dalio, the famous hedge fund manager, even goes so far as to recommend an "all weather" asset allocation for the DIY investor. In part 2 of our guide to investing, I will look to further reduce some of the mystery around investing and portfolio construction by looking at how we utilise different asset classes to build an investment portfolio which is aligned to your own personality and attitude to risk, as well as what you are trying to achieve through investing. At the end of this article, if you still have any questions or would like some advice on building a portfolio that meets your specific needs, then please don't hesitate to give us a call.

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