How Real Assets Hedge Against Inflation and Provide Diversification

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About This Episode

If there’s anything advisors have learned this year it’s to expect the unexpected, and that volatility isn’t likely to end anytime soon. As we look ahead to the rest of 2024, we’ll explore one strategy that may help advisors weather the storm – real assets. Real asset categories – such as natural resources, infrastructure and real estate – have historically served as an effective hedge against inflation, demonstrated resilience across economic cycles, and provided diversification to more traditional portfolios. As such, they can remain a popular option for navigating inflation and recessionary risk. My guest today, Christopher Huemmer, senior client portfolio manager at FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds, will offer insights into how to invest in real assets and ways to get exposure with ETFs.

About Our Guest

Christopher Huemmer is senior client portfolio manager for FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

He is responsible for equity strategy and provides equity product development, investment strategy and related ETF product expertise to the team. Chris serves as the catalyst and conduit for turning Northern Trust Asset Management’s investment thought leadership into successful ETF products. He levers the firm’s portfolio management and construction skill sets and engages with client-facing partners to identify and develop innovative ETF investment strategies.

Show Notes

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