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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Ed Peters on inflation risks & hedging techniques we need to consider. In general, we don’t typically know what causes the current inflation. Trying to hedge a specific type of inflation is difficult to do, and you’d need a crystal ball to do it successfully. The main thing to do is have a basket of hedging techniques in response to inflation risks. During this episode, Ed Peters explains in-depth the value of various hedging techniques in response to inflation risks.
There are a number of inflation techniques to consider, but a lot of the hedging depends on the reasons for the inflation in the first place. Gold can sometimes help with monetary caused inflation, and inflation-linked bonds can also help, as well as REITs and infrastructure. It can get complicated really quickly, but you do need a basket of diversified investments to help you smooth out the risks along your investment journey. We’d be happy to sit down with you over coffee or a call to share our process and philosophy and how we manage risk for our high-net-worth clients. Be sure to subscribe to our podcasts so you can stay informed.
Ed Peters Bio
Ed Peters is First Quadrant’s Managing Partner. In this role, Ed establishes the firm’s strategic direction, develops firm-wide initiatives, and chairs the Executive Leadership Team and the Management Operating Committee. Ed also contributes to First Quadrant’s research efforts, with a particular emphasis on market states, and manages the firm’s long-only multi-asset strategy. Prior to joining First Quadrant in 2008, Ed worked at PanAgora Asset Management, at various times serving as equity portfolio manager, Director of Tactical Asset Allocation, CIO of Macro Investments, and CIO. Other past work experience includes Interactive Data Corporation and Mutual Benefit Life. Ed holds an MBA from Rutgers University. He has published articles in multiple investment journals, as well as three books.