In Context Video: Is the 60/40 Portfolio Dead Forever?

November 29, 2021 | Greg Leonberger, FSA, EA, MAAA, FCA, Director of Research, Managing Partner, Evan Frazier, CFA, CAIA, Senior Research Analyst

In this video, the authors of our recent white paper discuss the 60/40 model portfolio — a long-time approach to portfolio construction that generally consists of a 60% allocation to equities and a 40% allocation to fixed income. From the decades of success the 60/40 portfolio has experienced (and why) to skepticism about its future viability in light of the current low interest rate and expensive equity market environment and how organizations may still be able to meet their return targets, we seek to answer if the 60/40 portfolio’s efficiency is a thing of the past.

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Greg Leonberger, FSA, EA, MAAA, FCA
Director of Research, Managing Partner

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Evan Frazier, CFA, CAIA
Senior Research Analyst

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