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The answer is the use of Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) in the design and implementation of the portfolios. MPT won the Nobel Prize for Harry Markowitz in 1952. The use of MPT maximizes portfolio return for a given level of risk by carefully choosing the proportions of various asset classes within the portfolio. MPT used the efficient frontier, shown above, which allows advisors to select optimum asset classes for their clients.
On the chart above, Efficient Portfolio Frontier 2 is comprised of Stocks and Bonds only. You can see the risk (Standard Deviation) is much higher for the expected return. Efficient Portfolio Frontier 1 includes real estate and provides investors a higher return with less risk. From this chart you can see that inclusion of Direct Energy in a portfolio made of traditional assets and real estate can move you to Efficient Portfolio Frontier 3 providing even higher returns to investors, with less risk.
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