Diversification We specialize in building customized, value-tilted, low-fee, and globally-diversified portfolios. You won’t receive an analysis from us with our views of what the market is likely to do because we don’t have a crystal ball. Instead, we devote our expertise to factors within our control. Our portfolio managers leverage diversification and lower your risk to meet your goals. Our Approach Our investing strategy is based on sound academic evidence. We’re often referred to as “science-based”, “index-based” or “passive” advisors. We use simulations to predict the outcome of different scenarios and adjust your investment strategy accordingly. We’ll rebalance your portfolio if required to be sure you aren’t taking too little – or too much – risk. We broadly diversify your holdings and focus on your asset allocation (the division of your portfolio between stocks, bonds, cash and commodities). By building portfolios around thousands of stocks and bonds, we’re able to capture the better return from the overall and reduce volatility. Academic studies show that diversification reduces the risk impact of individual securities and helps us deliver higher expected returns in the long term. Check out our research department and resources for more on these studies, or visit out Insights & Research for videos and articles that dive in-depth into diversification strategies.