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Adaptive Asset Allocation: Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times and Bad

Adaptive Asset Allocation: Dynamic Global Portfolios to Profit in Good Times and Bad

By: Michael Philbrick (author), Adam Butler (author), Rodrigo Gordillo (author)Hardback

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Build an agile, responsive portfolio with a new approach to global asset allocation Adaptive Asset Allocation is a no-nonsense how-to guide for dynamic portfolio management. Written by the team behind, this book walks you through a uniquely objective and unbiased investment philosophy and provides clear guidelines for execution. From foundational concepts and timing to forecasting and portfolio optimization, this book shares insightful perspective on portfolio adaptation that can improve any investment strategy. Accessible explanations of both classical and contemporary research support the methodologies presented, bolstered by the authors' own capstone case study showing the direct impact of this approach on the individual investor. Financial advisors are competing in an increasingly commoditized environment, with the added burden of two substantial bear markets in the last 15 years. This book presents a framework that addresses the major challenges both advisors and investors face, emphasizing the importance of an agile, globally-diversified portfolio. * Drill down to the most important concepts in wealth management * Optimize portfolio performance with careful timing of savings and withdrawals * Forecast returns 80% more accurately than assuming long-term averages * Adopt an investment framework for stability, growth, and maximum income An optimized portfolio must be structured in a way that allows quick response to changes in asset class risks and relationships, and the flexibility to continually adapt to market changes. To execute such an ambitious strategy, it is essential to have a strong grasp of foundational wealth management concepts, a reliable system of forecasting, and a clear understanding of the merits of individual investment methods. Adaptive Asset Allocation provides critical background information alongside a streamlined framework for improving portfolio performance.

About Author

ADAM BUTLER, CFA, is CEO of ReSolve Asset Management, a firm that specializes in ETF managed portfolio solutions for global asset allocation. Adam has over twelve years of experience in investment management, and is primarily responsible for investment research and asset allocation. He is also the lead author for the GestaltU blog. MICHAEL PHILBRICK, CIM(R), is President of ReSolve Asset Management. He has over twenty years of experience in investment management, contributes to ReSolve's blogs and research, and is responsible for investment decisions, coaching, and strategic leadership. RODRIGO GORDILLO, CIM(R), is Managing Partner of ReSolve Asset Management. He has ten years of experience in investment management, contributes to ReSolve's blogs and research, and is responsible for investment decisions and business development.


Acknowledgments xi PART I THE PHILOSOPHY OF SUCCESSFUL INVESTING 1 CHAPTER 1 The Most Important Concepts in Wealth Management 5 CHAPTER 2 The Narrative Is Reality 11 CHAPTER 3 Tightly Grouped Arrows Nowhere Near the Bull s-eye 15 CHAPTER 4 What Is Gestalt? 19 CHAPTER 5 Measuring the Relative Value of Portfolios 23 CHAPTER 6 The Whole Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts 27 CHAPTER 7 Our Process Is a Financial Gestalt 29 PART II SAVING AND WITHDRAWING FROM PORTFOLIOS 31 CHAPTER 8 Beware of Those Pesky Volatility Gremlins 33 CHAPTER 9 It s Not Just the Destination, It s Also the Journey 37 CHAPTER 10 In a Perfect World 39 CHAPTER 11 Home on the Range 41 CHAPTER 12 Timing Is Everything 43 CHAPTER 13 Longevity Risk 47 CHAPTER 14 Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best 49 CHAPTER 15 Sequence of Returns for Savers 53 CHAPTER 16 Individual Rate of Return for Savers 57 CHAPTER 17 Sequence of Returns for Retirees 59 CHAPTER 18 Do You Feel Lucky? 63 PART III CURRENT HIGH VALUATIONS MEAN LOWER FUTURE RETURNS 65 CHAPTER 19 A Simple Model to Forecast Equity Market Returns 67 CHAPTER 20 Implied Future Returns over the Next 20 Years 73 CHAPTER 21 How Do We Do It? 75 CHAPTER 22 Forecasts 80 Percent More Accurate than Always Assuming Long-Term Averages 81 CHAPTER 23 Roller Coasters Are for Amusement Parks 83 CHAPTER 24 The Last Five Years Have Been a Triumph for the Ostriches 87 PART IV AN INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK FOR STABILITY, GROWTH, AND MAXIMUM INCOME 89 CHAPTER 25 A Word about Asset Allocation 91 CHAPTER 26 The Optimization Machine 93 CHAPTER 27 Garbage In, Garbage Out 95 CHAPTER 28 All We Know Is That We Know Nothing 103 CHAPTER 29 If We Know How Assets Should Behave 107 CHAPTER 30 A Structurally Diverse Investment Universe 119 CHAPTER 31 If We Can Estimate Volatility 121 CHAPTER 32 If We Can Estimate Volatility and Correlation 125 CHAPTER 33 If We Can Estimate Volatility, Correlations, and Returns 129 CHAPTER 34 Summary of the Optimization Machine 133 CHAPTER 35 Building to Adaptive Asset Allocation 135 CHAPTER 36 Integration of Adaptive Asset Allocation 141 PART V WHY YOU SHOULD TRUST THE RESEARCH 145 CHAPTER 37 The Usefulness and Uselessness of Backtests 147 CHAPTER 38 Tactical Alpha and the Quantitative Case for Active Asset Allocation 155 CHAPTER 39 Sensitivity of Safe Withdrawal Rates to Longevity, Market, and Failure Risk Preferences with Implications for Asset Allocation 181 CHAPTER 40 Winning by Not Losing. Or, Bootstrapping to Estimate Risk 203 Final Thoughts 207 Bibliography 209 Index 213

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781119220350
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781119220350
  • weight: 418
  • ISBN10: 1119220351

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