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Combating Inflation in Your Portfolio

By Jon Henshue | Johnson Financial Group • May 19, 2021

2 minute read time

Last week investors were shocked with the release of the latest inflation figures, as both the consumer and producer price indices far exceeded expectations, reaching levels not seen in at least a decade. Fed officials maintain their view that this phenomenon is only temporary, and while we tend to agree, the lasting impact of an economic shutdown followed by unprecedented global stimulus is unclear. The prospect for sustained inflation remains, bringing with it a corresponding erosion of the purchasing power of a dollar. So, how can investors respond?

Listen in as Johnson Financial Group’s Jon Henshue reviews how diversification in your portfolio can help during inflationary periods.


Jon Henshue

Jon Henshue

VP Director of Alternative Strategies | Johnson Financial Group

In his role as VP Director of Alternative Strategies, Jon is responsible for conducting due diligence and selecting investment managers for use across the JFG platform. Jon’s areas of coverage include complementary investments and US growth equity managers. He leads the Complements Strategy Group, which oversees portfolio construction of complementary asset classes, and also serves as a member of the firm's Investment Committee.


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