Not too hot, not too cold – is this balanced approach just right?

SEI’s multi-manager, multi-asset class balanced mandate goes for goldilocks amidst the market uncertainty

Diana Cawfield 3 October, 2019 | 1:59AM

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Given market fluctuations and ongoing talk over a downturn in the global markets, many investors may be viewing their portfolios with concern. To mitigate a myriad of unforeseen risks, James Smigiel, chief investment officer of non-traditional strategies at SEI Investments Management Corp., focuses on asset allocation in the gold-rated SEI Balanced F fund-of-funds mandate.  

“It’s definitely a multi-manager and a multi-asset class fund,” says Smigiel, based in Pennsylvania. “This is a balanced approach, so we don’t want to be too far on the risk spectrum. So even within the equity, we’re going to tilt a little bit more towards higher-quality companies, because this is really not a completely conservative investment and certainly not a very aggressive investment.”

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Amazon.com Inc1,972.74 USD0.00
Bank of Nova Scotia72.48 CAD0.00
Johnson & Johnson144.65 USD0.00
Microsoft Corp168.07 USD0.00
Royal Bank of Canada106.22 CAD0.00
SEI Balanced F7.51 CAD-0.37
SEI Canadian Equity Class F24.18 CAD-0.65
SEI Global Managed Volatility Class F19.88 CAD-0.43
SEI US High Yield Bond Class F14.44 CAD-0.07
SEI US Large Company Eq Class F11.49 CAD-0.54
The Toronto-Dominion Bank73.49 CAD0.00

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Diana Cawfield

Diana Cawfield  Diana Cawfield is an award-winning writer who has been a regular Morningstar contributor since 2000. Her numerous publication credits include the Toronto StarAdvisor's Edge and Chatelaine, as well as the Canadian Securities Institute's online educational services.