It is not easy to manage a successful investment portfolio; if it were, we would all be doing it. When it comes to this aspect of wealth management, you need to have an extensive amount of knowledge and experience regarding investments if you are to make the correct choices and strategically put together an effective portfolio.
Not only will you need to do your research, set goals and establish assessments when you begin investing, but you need to know how to monitor the performance of your portfolio if it is to continue to be a success. Keeping that in mind, in this post we will reveal the five steps you should follow to help you manage portfolio planning effectively.
The five steps of portfolio planning
- Understand your financial situation at present
The first thing you need to do is have a thorough understanding of your current financial situation. You will need to know what resources you have available to you now, and you will want to draw up some investment objectives so that you can strategize on how you are going to reach these objectives.
- Know your investments
The next part of portfolio management comes with knowing your investments. You need to understand the various investments available to you; having a clear understanding of the advantages and disadvantages. If you have the facts before you invest, you will be able to invest more wisely. Assess past performance and discover whether charges and fees are payable directly by you.
- Diversify portfolio risk
We have all heard the saying ‘don’t put your eggs in one basket’, and this is essentially what diversification is. Of course, you cannot completely avoid risk when it comes to investing, but you can minimize it by owning different types of investments and even different types of currencies, various issues of the same type and by spreading your investments across numerous countries. By doing this, if one investment is performing badly, it won’t be as damaging to your overall investment portfolio.
- Conduct reviews on a regular basis
You will also need to conduct reviews on a regular basis. Your investment portfolio is something that needs constant evaluation to ensure it is performing well. These reviews need to be conducted frequently, especially if your life stage changes.
- Monitor and rebalance your portfolio
Last but not least, if your plan starts to deviate from the objectives you outlined in the beginning, then it is time to make some changes. Rebalancing is imperative to ensure you don’t end up with a portfolio that becomes heavily based on one asset.
Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of the main steps that are involved when it comes to successful portfolio planning. The best thing to do is hire the services of a financial planner, as they will ensure your investment plan is successful. This is an area that Taylor Brunswick have a lot of experience in; working closely with fund managers, tax advisors, legal professionals and private bankers to offer the latest and most effective products. You can discover more about Taylor Brunswick Group and the services they offer by visiting their website.
Nick Smith is the Wealth Managing Partner in Taylor Brunswick Group, a Hong Kong-based wealth-management firm that offers expert wealth management advice that will increase the potential to maximize growth for any individual or business.