We have all seen the standard depiction of asset allocations — I thought this version — via UBS — was a more interesting depiction of the usual chart.


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asset classes



UBS House View, July 2013
Mike Ryan
Monthly Investment Guide
CIO Wealth Management Research

Category: Asset Allocation

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5 Responses to “Asset Classes”

  1. billybob says:

    More interesting how? While it’s more innovative from a visual design standpoint,the readability and ability to compare and contrast suffers. Ed Tufte 101.

  2. JC in Va says:

    Interesting, yes. However, it really lacks a lot of the principles of Information Design: Form, Function, Structure. Really feel they made it more complicated than they needed to.

    I really don’t know the point they are trying to make.

    Maybe they should start here: http://extremepresentation.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bfd2e53ef00e553577fea8833-pi

  3. Francisco Bandres de Abarca says:

    Sometimes I wonder, “Is there but one asset class–liquidity?” I know this to be somewhat erroneous thinking, but when the predominant psychology of markets is Pavlovian in nature (e.g., central bank ‘communications’), and these central banks play such a large part in the performance of nearly all asset classes, such thinking often does not seem too far off the mark.

  4. end game says:

    It is more interesting than the usual, about as good as it gets in this business, and I’ve seen just about every tactical allocation chart there is over the last three decades. If the critics could just show us exactly, precisely how to improve it, that would be more constructive than simply mentioning a design expert or showing us a taxonomy of standard charts.