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Block by block: how asset allocation can help manoeuvre market volatility and save the heartburn


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Financial advisors can now use new-age investment avenues, just like Lego blocks, to create solutions to meet goals through asset allocation. They can finally move beyond equities and gold, and design low-cost, customised portfolios for clients, based on their goals, time horizon, and risk appetite. But there are certain things to keep in mind. Here’s a deep-dive.

Financial markets, like floods, hurricanes, and other irregular and random phenomena in nature, are inherently unpredictable. They are not “mildly random,”…“but wildly random.” — Benoit B. Mandelbrot in New Methods in Statistical EconomicsMarkets are at an all-time high and IPOs (initial public offerings) and NFOs (new fund offerings) are hitting the bourses every other day. Even on a one-year basis, the Nifty is up by 30%. Some experts feel we

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