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Playing Good Defense in Diversification Disruptive Forces in Investing

    • Investing

With inflation risks continuing to appear across the greater global economy, many investors may be thinking about how to best prepare their portfolios for potential volatility ahead. The unprecedented market events, stemmed from COVID-19, give the current landscape a sense of volatility that even the most seasoned investors might not be prepared for…so how might investors want to get creative yet defensive when it comes to diversification? The idiom, “Don’t put your eggs in one basket” might be the first line of defense, but how might investors want to go about heeding those timeless words of advice? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer—Multi-Asset Class, and Joe McDonnell, Head of Portfolio Solutions, EMEA join Anu Rajakumar to collectively chat about how diversification plays a vital role in portfolio development now more than ever.
 
 
This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  
 
Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable.    
 
This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.   
 
The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2021 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.

With inflation risks continuing to appear across the greater global economy, many investors may be thinking about how to best prepare their portfolios for potential volatility ahead. The unprecedented market events, stemmed from COVID-19, give the current landscape a sense of volatility that even the most seasoned investors might not be prepared for…so how might investors want to get creative yet defensive when it comes to diversification? The idiom, “Don’t put your eggs in one basket” might be the first line of defense, but how might investors want to go about heeding those timeless words of advice? On this episode of Disruptive Forces, Erik Knutzen, Chief Investment Officer—Multi-Asset Class, and Joe McDonnell, Head of Portfolio Solutions, EMEA join Anu Rajakumar to collectively chat about how diversification plays a vital role in portfolio development now more than ever.
 
 
This podcast includes general market commentary, general investment education and general information about Neuberger Berman. It is provided for informational purposes only and nothing herein constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a security. This communication is not directed at any investor or category of investors and should not be regarded as investment advice or a suggestion to engage in or refrain from any investment-related course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on an investor's individual objectives and circumstances and in consultation with his or her advisors. Information is obtained from sources deemed reliable, but there is no representation or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or reliability. All information is current as of the date of recording and is subject to change without notice. Any views or opinions expressed may not reflect those of the firm as a whole. This material may include estimates, outlooks, projections and other “forward-looking statements.” Due to a variety of factors, actual events or market behavior may differ significantly from any views expressed. Neuberger Berman products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all client types. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Investing entails risks including the possible loss of principal. Investments in hedge funds and private equity are speculative, involve a higher degree of risk than more traditional investments and are intended for sophisticated investors only. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  
 
Discussions of any specific sectors and companies are for informational purposes only. This material is not intended as a formal research report and should not be relied upon as a basis for making an investment decision. The firm, its employees and advisory accounts may hold positions of any companies discussed. Specific securities identified and described do not represent all of the securities purchased, sold or recommended for advisory clients. It should not be assumed that any investments in securities, companies, sectors or markets identified and described were or will be profitable.    
 
This material is being issued on a limited basis through various global subsidiaries and affiliates of Neuberger Berman Group LLC. Please visit www.nb.com/disclosure-global-communications for the specific entities and jurisdictional limitations and restrictions.   
 
The “Neuberger Berman” name and logo are registered service marks of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.  © 2021 Neuberger Berman Group LLC. All rights reserved.

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