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RICK BOOKSTABER SHARES HIS INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE WITH INDIVIDUALS

September 25, 2021

Part 2 of 2

Financial risk management has long been available only to institutional investors who pay a fortune to acquire it. Rick Bookstaber who has been a chief risk officer at many leading financial institutions is bringing his approach and knowledge to individual investors through his new consulting firm Fabric and is sharing it with WEALTHTRACK viewers. 

WEALTHTRACK Episode #1813 broadcast on September 24, 2021

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RICHARD BOOKSTABER

  • Former Chief Risk Officer, University of California’s Pension & Endowment Portfolios,
  • Founder & Chief Risk Officer,
  • Fabric

ACTION POINT


DO A PERIODIC RISK ASSESSMENT OF YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION

  • Review Your Financial Goals
  • How Well Does Your Portfolio Match Them?
  • How Concentrated Are Your Holdings?
    • (For Example: 10 Stocks, Including Faangs = 25% of S+p 500 Market Cap)
  • How Leveraged Are You?
    • Too Much Debt Can Lead to Forced Selling in a Market Downturn
  • Do You Have Enough Savings to See You Through a Bear Market?

BOOKSHELF


ONE INVESTMENT

UNDERSTAND YOUR PORTFOLIO’S RISKS

Review your holdings on a factor basis

Examples: 

  • Technology vs. Basic materials 
  • U.S. vs. Emerging markets
  • Value vs. Growth
  • High cap vs. Low cap

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Richard Bookstaber from the WEALTHTRACK Archives:


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STRATEGIC SPORT

Financial risk management expert Rick Bookstaber has earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a sport he is passionate about for both its athletic and cerebral qualities.   

BOOKSTABER: STRATEGIC SPORT

September 24, 2021

Financial risk management expert Rick Bookstaber has earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, a sport he is passionate about for both its athletic and cerebral qualities.   

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BOOKSTABER: RISK OBSESSION

September 17, 2021

Financial risk expert Rick Bookstaber describes himself as “obsessed with risk”. Evidently, he comes by it naturally.

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FINANCIAL RISK EXPERT RICK BOOKSTABER IDENTIFIES THE SUBSTANTIAL NEW RISKS FACING THE MARKETS TODAY

September 17, 2021

Part 1 of 2

In a recent WEALTHTRACK interview investment legend Jeremy Grantham said we are in a “bubble of epic proportions,” more dangerous than 1929. He cited what he calls extreme valuations and speculative behavior in the stock, bond, housing, and some commodity markets. 

If Grantham is right, or even if conditions are not as extreme as he believes they are, there is no question that there have been record-breaking bull runs in all of those markets in the last couple of years. But how risky are they for investors?  

For answers, we are turning to a noted expert on managing financial risk. Our guest this week is Rick Bookstaber, Founder and Chief Risk Officer of Fabric, a platform he created in 2018 to provide institutional-level risk management tools and advice to individuals through financial advisors and asset owners. 

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Buying Cheap Assets: Finding Them Now

September 10, 2021

Large-cap U.S growth stocks, particularly tech stocks have been the overwhelming winners of the last decade. They now dominate the market. The top ten S&P 500 stocks, including the FAANGs, account for more than 25% of the index’s total market value, a concentration that worries some market watchers because it is reminiscent of other market tops such as the dot-com bubble when internet stocks made up over 30% of the S&P and the credit bubble when banking stocks reached more than 20%.
With the exception of short-lived spurts value stocks, small-cap stocks and international stocks have badly lagged.
This week’s guest believes the days of this concentrated outperformance by large-cap growth stocks are numbered and suggests some underloved and under-owned alternatives. He is financial thought leader, innovator, and investor Robert Arnott, Chairman of the Board of Research Affiliates, which he founded in 2002 as a self-described “research-intensive asset management firm that focuses on innovative products.”
Among the innovations that he has pioneered is fundamental indexation: building indexes with stocks based on the size of their fundamentals, such as sales, profits, cash flow, book value, and dividends – not their stock price. Research Affiliates has created numerous fundamental indexes for a wide variety of markets and asset classes around the world.
Arnott will discuss why he believes this long era of U.S. large-cap growth dominance could be coming to an end and what could take its place.

WEALTHTRACK #1811 broadcast on September 10, 2021

More Info:
https://wealthtrack.com/financial-thought-leader-rob-arnott-likes-buying-cheap-assets-where-he-is-finding-them-now/

AGAINST THE GODS: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF RISK
by Peter Bernstein
https://amzn.to/3BURwjX

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