We manage risk inherent in a portfolio by using a mix of traditional assets, like stocks and bonds, and alternative investments such precious metals, commodities, foreign currencies and real estate. Since many alternative investments do not react to market conditions in the same way traditional assets do, they can be a powerful tool to diversify the risk in your portfolio. However, not every asset is right at all times. Timing is critical, and of course, diversification does not guarantee against market loss.
We prefer to use simple, highly transparent investments that can be liquidated at any time without restriction. Clients hire us not because of the investments that we use, but rather our skill and discipline in using them.