Tag: asset allocation

Pauline Skypala

No sooner is one asset class flying then another is falling off a cliff

Asset managers who run investments in a wide range of asset classes run the risk of being jack of all trades, master of none, according to Katherine Garrett-Cox, chief executive of Alliance Trust. Multi-assset management is “a tall order”, she says.

“With multi-asset, no sooner is one asset class flying than another is falling off a cliff. It is a challenge to do well.”

Her recommendation is to find what you are good at and stick to that. “When you have something relatively straightforward, you can really shine and people know what you stand for.”

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Pauline Skypala has been editor of FTfm for four years having previously been deputy personal finance editor. She joined the FT in 1999 and has been writing on savings and investment issues throughout her career.

Steve Johnson, FTfm deputy editor, has been a journalist for 17 years, 10 of which have been with the FT.


Sophia Grene, reporter on FTfm, has been a financial journalist in print and online for 12 years.

Ruth Sullivan has worked as a financial/business journalist and foreign correspondent and for the past 10 years has been at the FT.

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