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Risk Management During Volatile Times

One of the most important jobs a money manager has is in the area of risk management.  When markets are going nowhere but up, it would appear to some that it’s okay to make risk management less of a priority and try to shoot for bigger gains.  But this philosophy is flawed on many levels.

This week, Ray Lucia Jr., chairman and CEO of Lucia Capital Group, and Mark Scalzo, Chief Investment Officer for Validus Growth Investors, discuss the importance of active management in a portfolio during this current environment, and how having a bottom-up approach may be a much better way to assess risk.  When it comes to stocks, what you don’t own can be just as important as what you do own.

Learn more about the process we use when managing a portfolio, and how we aim to identify specific risks when dealing with extra-volatile markets, in this week’s edition of Lucia Capital Group Weekly!


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The views presented herein are those of Validus Growth Investors (“Validus”) as of May 2020 and are provided for informational purposes only. There is no guarantee that any historical trend illustrated herein will be repeated in the future, and there is no way to predict precisely when such a trend might begin. The information is based on the economic and market conditions as of this date. The information is not intended as a discussion of the merits of a particular offering and should not assume that any discussion or information provided herein serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for personalized investment advice from Validus, Lucia Capital Group, or any other investment professional.

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Raymond J. Lucia Jr. is chairman of Lucia Capital Group, a registered investment advisor and CEO of its affiliated broker-dealer, Lucia Securities, LLC (“LSL”), member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through LCG. Securities offered through LSL. Mark Scalzo is the Chief Investment Officer of Validus Growth Investors (“Validus”), a registered investment adviser. Validus provides model portfolio sub-advisory services to LCG. Mr. Scalzo is a securities principal and registered representative of LSL. Validus, LCG and LSL are all under common ownership. Registration with the SEC does not confer any certain level of expertise or training. PSN is not affiliated with Validus, LCG or any of LCG’s subsidiaries.

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