10 Strategies for Managing Financial Risk in Market Downturns

Now is a great time to reassess both the risk within your portfolio and your ability to deal with it. Managing financial risk can increase your odds of success.

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Assessing and managing financial risk is one of the cornerstones of investing and financial planning. Taking sufficient risk is necessary to grow one’s wealth. However, taking too much risk can lead to financial ruin. The key to increase the probability of financial success is identifying the risk within your financial strategy and taking the proper steps toward managing it.

With the confluence of economic challenges this year, including inflation soaring, interest rates rising, stocks plummeting, bonds dropping and geopolitical unrest, it is an opportune time to reassess the risk within your own portfolio and your ability to take risk. Here are 10 considerations when thinking about risk management:

Jonathan I. Shenkman, AIF®
President, Shenkman Wealth Management

Jonathan I. Shenkman, AIF®, is the President of Shenkman Wealth Management (opens in new tab) and serves as a financial adviser and portfolio manager for his clients. In this role, he acts in a fiduciary capacity to help his clients achieve their financial goals.