Listen to what the Investment Solutions Group has to say about how they’re positioning our ETF model portfolios for the current market environment in this year’s annual review.
The views expressed in this material are the views of the Investment Solutions Group through 30 June 2020 and are subject to change based on market and other conditions. This document contains certain statements that may be deemed forward looking statements. Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected.
All asset allocation scenarios are for hypothetical purposes only and are not intended to represent a specific asset allocation strategy or recommend a particular allocation. Each investor's situation is unique and asset allocation decisions should be based on an investor's risk tolerance, time horizon and financial situation.
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General Risks ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETF’s net asset value. ETFs typically invest by sampling an index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. This may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the index. Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. Asset Allocation is a method of diversification which positions assets among major investment categories. Asset Allocation may be used in an effort to manage risk and enhance returns. It does not, however, guarantee a profit or protect against loss. An investment in the model portfolio carries a number of standard investment risks; these risks are outlined in each Provider’s PDS which should be read in full and understood by the potential investors.
Implementation Risk State Street does not manage the accounts of retail investors pursuant to the model portfolio strategies and the strategies are only available to retail investors through various Providers that offer account management and other services to retail investors. The actual results of accounts managed by a Provider that receives access to the strategies may differ substantially from the hypothetical results of the State Street ETF Model Portfolios for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
i. the fees assessed by the Provider and other third parties;
ii. the Provider’s decision to exercise its discretion to implement a given strategy in a way that differs from the information provided by State Street;
iii. the timing of the Provider’s implementation of strategy updates; and
iv. investor imposed investment restrictions; and the timing and nature of investor initiated cash flow activity in the account.
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