At Picton Mahoney Asset Management, we believe that portfolio construction is one of the great differentiators in the Canadian investment industry. Through our Portfolio Construction Consultation Service for advisors, we offer you access to unique data, as well as stress testing and scenario analysis to help you design portfolios that aim to achieve better outcomes and help your clients stay invested in all market conditions.
Our experienced portfolio consulting professionals are a multi-disciplinary
team with backgrounds in asset allocation, risk management, quantitative
research and portfolio management.
We are committed to building a true partnership with you, centered around a disciplined, consistent and defensible approach for constructing portfolios. Our goal is to provide you with more tools to design portfolios that will meet your precise needs and the needs of your clients.
Through PCCS, we help advisors to clearly define their investment goals, diagnose unintended risks, and design portfolios that offer the potential to more efficiently and consistently achieve desired outcomes. Specifically, our analytics and insights are focused on providing value across four areas:
The allocation for a typical balanced portfolio in Canada is 60% equities and 40% fixed income and cash, but has over 93% exposure to equity risk. Balanced, yes. Diversified, no. Use our portfolio allocator tool to visualize the potential impact on the volatility, drawdown and returns of a traditional balanced portfolio when exposure to an equity hedge fund index is added.LAUNCH
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This first call is to develop an understanding of what you are seeking to achieve through the portfolio consulting process (What challenges are you looking to solve for? What is the main goal for the portfolio? Is there a specific outcome you are seeking to achieve?) and determine how the PCCS team can provide insight and create value.
The portfolio is quantitatively analyzed using a suite of proprietary tools.
The PCCS team presents the analysis and shares insights and ideas to help fortify the portfolio, with the goal of structuring the portfolio so that it may achieve its objectives more efficiently and consistently.
We are committed to building a true partnership and becoming an extension of your team. The PCCS team is available to provide updated analytics along with additional what if analysis for more detailed insight and additional support when you are making changes to your portfolio.
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All investments carry some element of risk. In the last article in
our three-part series, How Well Does Volatility Measure Risk,
our Portfolio Construction Consultation Service (PCCS) noted that volatility had become investors’ preferred measure of
risk and laid out some of the drawbacks of using volatility alone
as a risk measure.
In this article, they describe additional tools investors can use to understand the risks they are taking to mitigate unintended and/or unrewarded risks, and to better understand whether the risks they are taking intentionally are scaled appropriately.
Today, mean-variance analysis has become one of the most important quantitative tools used by the financial industry, and volatility has become the widely accepted standard for measuring and expressing the level of risk in an investment portfolio. In our analysis, we scrutinize this factor measure, highlighting eight reasons why volatility is a poor gauge of risk, especially when used to analyze alternative investments.
In the current interest rate environment, the role of bonds in portfolios is compromised. Government bonds offer very little yield and credit is expensive, so where do advisors go from here?
In our first in a series of Alternative Ideas webinars, Re-Positioning Your Fixed Income For 2021, we discuss alternative income strategies to help advisors fortify their fixed income allocation for 2021. #alternativeideas
In today’s near-zero interest rate environment, merger arbitrage strategies can potentially fill a void left by traditional bond holdings in portfolios. Like bonds, merger arbitrage can provide a low risk and low volatility investing experience, but with less interest rate risk if you consider the possibility of a rising rate environment.
In our second in a series of Alternative Ideas webinars, Merger Arbitrage: An Alternative to Income, we navigate merger arbitrage strategies and the world of SPACs to help advisors understand the environment moving forward in 2021. #alternativeideas
In today’s investing environment where credit spreads are tight and rising yields are signaling growing inflation expectations, portfolios need diversifiers, but traditional fixed income is challenged.A market neutral strategy by its very name aims to have no directional exposure to the equity or to the bond market. It can act as a substitute to bonds, providing a steady source of return in portfolios that is uncorrelated to equities. In our third Alternative Ideas webinar, we break down how a market neutral strategy generates returns through stock selection, where we are finding opportunities and what we see moving forward in the macro environment. #alternativeideas
In a challenged bond environment adopting a total portfolio approach can help advisors regain balance through careful diversification.Michael White, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Strategies discusses why it’s increasingly difficult to allocate assets and why addressing only the fixed income allocation in portfolios can leave open so much opportunity to achieving a properly diversified portfolio. #alternativeideas
Stock markets have rallied dramatically over the past year. Given we are still early in a new economic cycle, we expect investors will continue to buy during any market pullbacks. However, any significant increase in inflation expectations that would suddenly drive interest rates higher would cause us to revisit this positive outlook.
By: Business Wire
Published on April 15, 2021
By: Asset TV Canada
Published on April 15, 2021
Picton Mahoney Asset Management specializes in differentiated investment solutions and rules-based volatility management. Picton Mahoney helps its clients fortify their portfolios based on experience honed over the years through different market cycles and investing environments.
Founded in 2004 and 100% employee owned, Picton Mahoney is a portfolio management boutique entrusted with approximately $9.1 billion (as at May 31, 2021) in assets under management. Pioneers of Authentic Hedge® investment principles and practices in Canada, the firm offers a full suite of investment solutions, including mutual and alternative funds, to institutional and retail investors across the country.