With stagflation forces afoot, real-asset allocation offers ballast
Head of Real Assets Multi Strategy Vince Childers joined Investment Executive’s Soundbites Podcast to discuss the benefits of a real assets allocation in an environment of elevated inflation.
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September 18, 2023
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