Risk management

What is Risk Management?


In the world of finance, risk management refers to the practice of identifying potential risks in advance, analyzing them and taking precautionary steps to reduce/curb the risk. These threats may be in the form of high inflation, market volatility, or recession risk.


Multi-asset funds not only diversify risk by asset class, but also employ risk management strategies to reduce potential downside risk and portfolio volatility.


Different asset classes have different levels of risk associated with them. The riskiest is generally considered to be equity investment, which can also offer the greatest potential returns.


Risk Management News from LGIM


As one of the UK’s leading investment managers, LGIM offers knowledge and experience that can bring real benefit to investors looking to control risk in their portfolios, and achieve a smoother path to reaching their desired client outcomes.


Our approach to risk management is embedded in our portfolios’ asset allocation with the aim of being prepared for a wide range of market outcomes. This is achieved partly by holding some defensive assets, but predominantly by spreading risk across a wide range of asset classes.


Our Asset Allocation team includes dedicated and experienced economists, strategists and portfolios, who combine their expertise to deliver clear client outcomes such as growth and income via diversified portfolios. The team’s disciplined, objective driven approach means we manage the risks that matter to clients, while aiming to deliver long-term risk-adjusted returns that meet clients’ needs.


A look under the proverbial bonnet

“Familiarity breeds complacency”. With the best intentions in the world, even an annual review can feel like you’re simply going through the motions year after year. Recognising this means shaking things up when the chance presents itself. In this case, that's when a birthday and the opportunity to record a podcast came around.

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Portfolio Thinking

Driving Miss S&P

What’s been driving the recent mishap in US equities?

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Italian tail risks

Here’s my take from CNBC on the sizeable tail risks in the Italian market, including the prospect of early elections.

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The US economy: What could possibly go wrong?

A US recession in 2020 is our best estimate, but this forecast is far from a slam dunk. Could it arrive later? And what might this mean for equity markets?

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