The Power of a Dynamic Approach

April 11, 2019 Joe Cusick, Vice President, Portfolio Specialist, favors CIHEX’s dynamic approach, pointing out that fund managers with a set it/forget it methodology could miss out on new opportunities as they arise.

Video recorded 03/21/19.

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