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Bigger Position, Smaller Risk


Client-held businesses can be wonderful places to create wealth. Many times these become the subject of a liquidity event. A liquidity event may include a concentrated position in a publicly held company, requiring thoughtful assessment and management of the risks associated with a concentrated position.


An Abbot Downing client took one manufacturing business public and sold another, retaining substantial stock in both enterprises. Her asset managers carefully diversified both positions, selling stock a little at a time to avoid price depression. As attractive opportunities arose, they moved assets into hand-picked, client-appropriate investment vehicles in a variety of market sectors.


The client’s diversified portfolio helps reduce risk and is positioned to grow in a variety of economic conditions.


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