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Our Investment Philosophy

Our investment strategies aim to balance risk and reward by apportioning the portfolio’s assets according to our interpretation of a client’s investment goals, risk tolerance and investment time horizon. This is achieved by giving investors exposure to each of the main five asset classes of Shares, Property, Bonds, Alternative’s and Cash, each of which have different levels of risk and return, therefore each will perform differently over time.

There is no simple formula that can find the right asset allocation for every individual. However, the consensus among most financial professionals is that asset allocation and diversification is one of the most important parts of creating an investment portfolio over the medium to long term.

The key thinking behind this diversification is that a portfolio of different kinds of investments will on average, yield higher returns and pose lower risk than any individual investment found within that portfolio. Basically, diversification strives to smooth out unsystematic risk (risk that effects a very small number of assets) events in a portfolio so that the positive performance of some investments will neutralise the negative performance of others.

Our typical recommendations offer numerous levels of diversification, through exposure to each of the five main assets classes, shares from various global economic regions, and shares from numerous sectors of the market within those regions. For larger sums assured, we will aim to diversify among the major providers in the Irish Market.

Another important factor we take into consideration when recommending an investment portfolio, is the area of ‘correlation’ which is a statistical measure of how two securities move in relation to each other. In the ideal portfolio, we combine both diversification techniques coupled with assets of low correlation, again attempting to provide some protection to part of your portfolio during volatile times in the market.

Taking due account of the size, nature and scale of our activities when providing Investment advice and Insurance Based Investment advice, we will not consider the adverse impacts of investment decisions on sustainability factors. We will review this opinion annually.

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25 Stephen St, Sligo, Ireland, F91 ADK4

Phone Greg McGreal

+353 87 297 4287

Phone Rachel Raftery

+353 87 377 2525

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