Reading time: 5 minutes Diversification may well be a primary reason for including fixed income in your portfolio. The idea is that your fixed income allocation acts as a defence when equities are not performing well. As a result, the overall volatility (risk) of your portfolio should be lower than if you were 100% invested
Reading time: 5 minutes Responsible investing is on the rise. According to the Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2018 Australia, more than half of all professionally managed assets in Australia fall under a responsible investment umbrella. In years gone by, conventional wisdom was that acting in accordance with ethical principles involved a trade-off against portfolio returns.