Indexing Volatility, Sharpening Performance

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Stephen Hammers says the key to successful portfolio construction is to “equalize the risk” among asset classes so that no “one particular asset class or individual holding can hurt you.”

To do this, Hammers, chief investment officer of Compass Efficient Model Portfolios, the Nashville, Tenn.-based money manager applies a technique it calls “volatility weighting” to the 15 asset classes.

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