West Mountain Increases Focus on Protecting Portfolios Against Debt-Fueled Uncertainty

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As experienced in 2008, deep, widespread market events have the ability to almost instantly erase wealth that took years to accumulate. Given the recent uptick in market uncertainty, investors should strongly consider a more comprehensive hedging strategy to shield portfolios from the devastating impact of these unforeseen events.

West Mountain, LLC announced today that it will be increasing its focus on protecting client portfolios from high volatility, particularly during times of severe market stress. Long known for its low correlation, low risk approach to capital appreciation-focused investing, West Mountain has devised new solutions to protect against multiple inflation, deflation (i.e. credit event), and volatility scenarios independent of one another.

At issue are conventional portfolio asset allocation techniques which tend to underestimate both the frequency and magnitude of severe market corrections. West Mountain aims to supplement existing portfolio allocations and add a level of true diversification and protection. "Investors are wary of a repeat of 2008 - and if they are not, they should be," said Managing Director, Paul Alar. "Global debt levels have exploded to unprecedented levels, as have market distortions; and markets don't put up with events this size for very long," he continued.

Many portfolio protection techniques exist, but most involve the risk of solely using options, which expire, or derivatives, which are typically highly levered. West Mountain expects to reduce these risks by using active managers who bring more agility to trading strategies. Additionally, other hedging techniques can be considered bear market strategies as they move opposite to market direction. The company uses very low correlation investment techniques which should allow investments to perform independent of the overall market.

About West Mountain, LLC

Based in Atlanta, GA, West Mountain, LLC pursues a global multi-advisor, multi-strategy approach to hedge fund investing. The company concentrates its investment strategies on protecting investors against market, portfolio, and investment uncertainty. To learn more about West Mountain, LLC, please visit http://www.westmountainllc.com.

For additional information, contact Michael Pruner at (404) 885-5742 or mpruner(at)westmountain(dot)us.


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