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Investment Risks

Risks associated with our recommendation

Six Park provides investors with an opportunity to access globally diversified professionally managed portfolios. Diversification is a key factor for achieving long-term market returns while minimising risk. However, investing always involves some risk and even a well-diversified portfolio across asset classes and geographic regions can experience periods of negative performance. A variety of factors, locally and overseas, may influence the performance of your portfolio. Some examples include:

  • Company risk – Also known as “specific risk”, “unsystematic risk” or “diversifiable risk”, this refers to a number of risks that can affect the value of a specific company – for example, a major client leaving the business, resulting in a substantial fall in revenue. This is likely to have a negative impact on the stock price.
  • Currency risk – When investing in international assets, there are risks that arise due to changes in price of one currency against another. This relates to our international ETFs that are not hedged.
  • Geopolitical risk – The risk that an investment's returns could suffer as a result of political changes or instability in a country. Political risk becomes more of a factor as the time horizon of an investment gets longer.
  • Interest rate risk – The risk that an investment’s value will change due to a change in interest rates.
  • Liquidity risk – Due to a lack of marketability of an investment, there is a risk that it cannot be bought or sold quickly enough to prevent or minimise a loss.
  • Market risk – Unexpected conditions (for example, economic, technological or political) can have a negative impact on the returns of all investments within a particular market. An example of this is the Global Financial Crisis.
  • Tax risk – The timing of rebalance trades may have tax implications for you.
  • Timing risk – The potential for missing out on beneficial movements in price due to an error in timing.

No guarantee can be made for the future earnings of the Managed Discretionary Account Service or any capital appreciation of your investments within the MDA.

Our Six Park analysis drives our recommended asset allocations across our investment portfolios. To the extent that our analysis (or the assumptions underlying them) is not correct, then the performance of our investment portfolios may not perform as anticipated, which could result in losses.

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