Video: Recent Market Volatility and Mitigating Portfolio Risk

Recent volatility in the markets has highlighted the need to maintain risk mitigating strategies in a portfolio. In an interview with FundFire at the recent NACUBO conference for endowments, John Keshner, Managing Director at Northern Trust, discusses some of the ways that endowments and foundations are structuring their portfolios to take advantage of the current market environment.

In the video, Keshner notes that volatility has increased in both oil prices and currency markets, thus requiring investors to ask themselves, “How is my portfolio positioned relative to these risks, and how should it be positioned?” Keshner also points out that endowments and foundations have had a “strategic persistence in exposure to absolute return strategies,” and that this has mitigate risk in the long-run.

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