The US equity market has shown tremendous resilience since 2011 but recent damage to the biotech and social media sectors could be signaling a broader retreat.
Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
The Ivy Family Office Network hosted its April 2014 Family Office Outlook Forum in Greenwich, CT on April 10th. Jim Carroll, Managing Partner of LongRun Capital Management, led a panel discussion on “Asset Allocation”.
Carroll commented, “We think the market could experience a significant correction this year, something we haven’t seen since the Fall of 2011. The US equity market has shown tremendous resilience since then but recent damage to the biotech and social media sectors could be signaling a broader retreat. Market internals are also showing divergences that are the first signs of real technical weakness.”
“Our own short-term quantitative models recently turned defensive while the longer-term signals remain bullish, another divergence that has been a useful warning in the past. Investors should give strong consideration to incorporating some form of tactical asset allocation to protect their portfolios from the damage of a severe market disruption.”
Other speakers on the panel included Victoria Vysotina of VV Strategic Group, David Vincent of Total Alignment Wealth Advisors, LLC, Chris Moore of Massey Quick & Alec Young of S&P Capital IQ
LongRun is the culmination of Mr. Carroll's 30+ years of financial advisory and investment experience. This evolution led from picking stocks, to selecting fund managers, to creating portfolios designed to deliver excess returns along a continuum of risk tolerance. LongRun’s objective is to design an investment portfolio that outperforms market benchmarks while staying within a client's risk tolerance.
Mr. Carroll’s professional experience in financial services includes 16 years as an investment banker at Smith Barney, Kidder Peabody, and Bear Stearns. He also spent four years as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly-traded company. Mr. Carroll has a BA in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In addition, he is a Certified Private Wealth AdvisorSM professional.
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