Me & My Money

Diversified portfolio is key amid volatility

MD of Charles Schwab sees opportunity in US market, is wary of home-based bias in investing

Charles Schwab Singapore's managing director Greg Baker says it is important to stay diversified both within asset classes and across asset classes to reduce overall portfolio risk.
Charles Schwab Singapore's managing director Greg Baker says it is important to stay diversified both within asset classes and across asset classes to reduce overall portfolio risk.ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

Born in New Zealand, 42-year-old Greg Baker grew up in other countries as his family moved abroad several times. His life is the same.

He worked in the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and is now in Singapore, working for San Francisco-headquartered wealth manager and brokerage firm Charles Schwab - a background which he says has given him a deeper and holistic understanding of financial markets across different regions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 07, 2018, with the headline 'Diversified portfolio is key amid volatility'. Subscribe