Our investment philosophy is rooted in Modern Portfolio Theory, developed by Harry Markowitz and published under the title “Portfolio Selection” in the 1952 Journal of Finance. Modern Portfolio Theory emphasizes the importance of “efficient diversification” as a way of reducing risk.
Diversifying across various asset classes provides you with a greater potential of reducing your risks and increasing your returns. In other words, under Modern Portfolio Theory, for every level of return, there is a portfolio that offers the lowest possible risk, and for every level of risk, there is a portfolio that offers the highest return. The key, of course, is to make sure you have a sufficient time horizon and that you are willing to ignore the short-term events impacting the market.