Webinars & Audio Insights | July 11, 2023

Investors: Use Capital Market Assumptions to Help You Make Strategic Asset Allocation Decisions

At Segal Marco Advisors, we aim to help our clients make informed and actionable decisions about strategic asset allocation over time — decisions that are consistent with their long-term objectives and goals.

To that end, we establish forward-looking capital market assumptions (CMAs) that we use to model asset allocation options over a 10- and 20-year horizon. Our CMAs consider the macroeconomic drivers, like inflation and interest rates, that are currently so challenging for investors.

Well-crafted CMAs will give investors actionable intelligence on how to reevaluate risk.

Investors: Use Capital Market Assumptions to Help You Make Strategic Asset Allocation Decisions

Recently, we covered this important topic at our 2023 client summit.

Get the details about our CMAs

Watch the recording from the summit here:


You’ll learn:

  • Elements of this equation on which our methodology is based: Risk-Free Rate + Risk Premium = Asset Class Total Return
  • Our methodology, which we refer to as a triangulation approach because it includes the three proprietary models illustrated below that are designed to check and balance each other
Risk Free Rate + Risk Premium = Asset Class Total Return
  • The value of factoring correlation among asset classes into the methodology
  • How our capital asset pricing model reverse optimization differs from a traditional optimization model (that uses risk, return and correlations for asset classes and establishes an efficient frontier) by starting with optimal asset allocation weights based on what the market is telling us, and working backwards
  • The value of our model’s outputs when comparing portfolio risk on a relative basis
  • Why it’s important when evaluating asset classes to view risk as range of potential outcomes, not just a potential downside

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