How Real Assets Hedge Against Stocks and Bonds

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About the Episode

One way to address market volatility is through real assets – natural resources, infrastructure, and global real estate. Those tend to have low correlations with traditional stock and bond allocations. I am speaking today with Michael Natale, who explains why an allocation to real assets can hedge against the risks in stocks and bonds.

About our Guest

Michael Natale is head of intermediary distribution at Northern Trust Asset Management, including its Flexshares ETFs. He's responsible for establishing the firm's presence in the intermediary market and driving the adoption of its investment expertise and strategies across North America.

Show Notes

Here is a link to the FlexShares website.

Here are links to the ETFs discussed in this podcast:

NFRA factsheet

GQRE factsheet

GUNR factsheet

Importance of Real Assets Paper from FlexShares -