Where The Smart Money Is Inv

by Todd McLay

November 29, 2022

From the investment team at Precedence Capital - Harbourfront Wealth Management.

The most sophisticated investors in the world are allocating more of their assets to Alternative Investments due to chronically low bond yields, extreme central bank intervention, and the threat of overheated stock valuations.

They believe that Alternative Investments will give them a better chance of achieving sufficiently higher returns to meet future obligations while protecting against excessive downside risk.

Goodbye Traditional 60%/40% Portfolio – High-interest rates during the 80’s and 90’s supported the case of the “balanced” portfolio. Today, volatile equity markets coupled with increasing interest rates and low return bonds have created headwinds for the investment community.

Barrons, JP Morgan, and Bank of America all say your traditional 60/40 retirement portfolio is dead. In fact, JP Morgan says your 60% equity and 40% fixed income portfolio will only be expected to generate 3.2% annually going forward. For the majority of Canadians, 3.2% after inflation and taxes simply will not work!

Hello New Pension Fund Style 60% / 40% Portfolio – At Harbourfront, we believe an asset mix (as shown here) 40% Tactical Equities, 60% Alternatives.

Allocation and Benefits

Diversification – Different asset classes with different investment/risk profiles results in lower risk when combined in a portfolio.

Low Correlation – With the recent invention of ETF’s we’ve seen a big uptick in Fixed Income & Equity correlation, alternatives have low to zero correlation with equity markets and traditional fixed income options, creating a more efficient portfolio.

Reduced Drawdowns – Uncorrelated assets will perform differently at different times. Alternatives perform more consistently with lower volatility, protecting portfolios from large drawdowns or losses.

Risk-Adjusted Returns – With lower volatility than fixed income and equity, but high-income streams, alternatives provide better risk-adjusted returns.

Investor Satisfaction – Lower volatility, reduced drawdowns, and more consistent income streams create a happier, more satisfied client.

The asset classes/companies featured in this article are for illustration purpose only, this should not be viewed as a solicitation of buy or sell. Always talk to a professional before investing to know if the product is right for you. Past performance does not necessarily predict future results, each asset class has its own risks.

Harbourfront Wealth Management Inc. has no liability to readers of this message, and its use is entirely at the risk of the reader. Harbourfront Wealth Management Inc. does not assume any liability for the use or misuse of information contained in this message, or for any errors that may occur in this message. I have prepared this commentary to give you my thoughts on various investment alternatives and considerations which may be relevant to your portfolio. This commentary reflects my opinions alone and may not reflect the views of Harbourfront Wealth Management. In expressing these opinions, I bring my best judgment and professional experience from the perspective of someone who surveys a broad range of investments. Therefore, this report should be viewed as a reflection of my informed opinions rather than analyses produced by Harbourfront Wealth Management Inc.

This email may be privileged and/or confidential, and the sender does not waive any related rights and obligations. Any distribution, use or copying of this e-mail or the information it contains by other than an intended recipient is unauthorized. If you received this email in error, please advise me (by return email or otherwise) immediately.  Should you wish to no longer receive emails, please respond with Unsubscribe in the Subject Line along with the reason and type of email you wish to unsubscribe.


Disclaimer & Legal

Any views or opinions expressed on this website are solely those of the representative, and do not necessarily represent those of Harbourfront Wealth Management Inc. The information contained herein was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, however, the accuracy is not guaranteed.

Click here to read more about Harbourfront Wealth Management's legal privacy policy.

Harbourfront Wealth Management advisors are currently licensed to sell equity securities, bonds, mutual funds, GICs and other securities that are subject to available regulatory exemptions. Your advisor may also offer insurance-related products and/or financial planning services. These services are not offered through Harbourfront Wealth Management Inc. However, your advisor is duly registered to provide these services under applicable insurance legislation and the dealer approves such activity to be conducted outside of the dealer.

IIROC Advisor Report


Why Private Equity

December 8, 2022