State of play. 13 May 22.

First published in 1952, the Modern Portfolio Theory was developed by economist Dr Harry Markowitz, who argued that mixing different asset classes in the right proportions helps manage the appropriate trade-off between risk and return through what is known as diversification. 

Does diversification always help in market downturns?

Santander Asset Management  UK’s Investment Specialist, Simon Durling, shares his thoughts in this week’s State of Play.

SAM UK – State of Play -  13 May 2022