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Inflation is a real portfolio risk. Increasing inflation causes concern for investors - the higher the inflation rate, the faster the value of their savings erodes. Investors can avoid this trap by including assets in their portfolios that provide some protection against inflation.

 

Real Assets to the Rescue

Real assets encompass a range of investment strategies that derive their value from an underlying physical asset such as commodities, real estate, precious metals, and timber. Real assets can help protect investment portfolios against inflation because they represent the value of goods and services sensitive to inflation. Investing in a diversified portfolio of real assets is a prudent approach that adds inflation sensitivity. This holistic approach helps investors harvest real returns with lower risk and maintain a portfolio that holds its value even in the face of inflation.

 

Join us to hear from our experts on:

 

-Our view on the U.S. economic forecast for 2013

 

-An outlook on inflationary trends

 

-A different way to think about portfolio risk

 

-Identifying inflation-hedging solutions

 

-An inside look at the new

Morningstar US Real Asset Index

 

Robert Johnson, CFA, is director of economic analysis for Morningstar. Johnson has more than 30 years of investment industry experience. His work experience includes stints at Stein Roe & Farnham, Rotan Mosle, and ABN AMRO. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and business administration from Carroll College and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. Johnson also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of CFA Society of Chicago.

 

David Blanchett, CFA, CFP, is the head of retirement research for Morningstar Investment Management. In this role he provides research support for the group's consulting and investment management activities, primarily in the areas of financial planning, tax planning, annuities, and retirement plans. He is a CFA charterholder, a Certified Financial Planner, Qualified Pension Administrator, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in financial services from the American College, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Inflation is a real portfolio risk. Increasing inflation causes concern for investors - the higher the inflation rate, the faster the value of their savings erodes. Investors can avoid this trap by including assets in their portfolios that provide some protection against inflation.

 

Real Assets to the Rescue

Real assets encompass a range of investment strategies that derive their value from an underlying physical asset such as commodities, real estate, precious metals, and timber. Real assets can help protect investment portfolios against inflation because they represent the value of goods and services sensitive to inflation. Investing in a diversified portfolio of real assets is a prudent approach that adds inflation sensitivity. This holistic approach helps investors harvest real returns with lower risk and maintain a portfolio that holds its value even in the face of inflation.

 

Join us to hear from our experts on:

 

-Our view on the U.S. economic forecast for 2013

 

-An outlook on inflationary trends

 

-A different way to think about portfolio risk

 

-Identifying inflation-hedging solutions

 

-An inside look at the new

Morningstar US Real Asset Index

 

Robert Johnson, CFA, is director of economic analysis for Morningstar. Johnson has more than 30 years of investment industry experience. His work experience includes stints at Stein Roe & Farnham, Rotan Mosle, and ABN AMRO. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and business administration from Carroll College and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University. Johnson also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of CFA Society of Chicago.

 

David Blanchett, CFA, CFP, is the head of retirement research for Morningstar Investment Management. In this role he provides research support for the group's consulting and investment management activities, primarily in the areas of financial planning, tax planning, annuities, and retirement plans. He is a CFA charterholder, a Certified Financial Planner, Qualified Pension Administrator, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and economics from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in financial services from the American College, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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