API has developed a systematic approach to continually access what we believe to be the best investment opportunities—wherever they exist.
The Power of Diversification
The purpose of a portfolio manager is to control risk relative to return. API believes that broad diversification is the single most powerful risk management strategy. API believes that global exposure to all segments of the stock and bond markets not only reduces portfolio risk but also enhances return. In today's global economy, investors can use diversification across all tiers to establish a portfolio with a risk profile that is consistent with their goals.
Diversification across all tiers enables investors to create portfolios that can take advantage of opportunities—no matter where they exist—while managing for risk from unforeseen events.
Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.
Small- Cap and Mid- Cap investing involve greater risk not associated with investing in more established companies, such as greater price volatility, business risk, less liquidity and increased competitive threat.
Investments in international markets present special risks including currency fluctuation, the potential for diplomatic and political instability, regulatory and liquidity risks, foreign taxation and differences in auditing and other financial standards. Risks of foreign investing are generally intensified for investments in emerging markets.