FX can protect the portfolio during shocks

It can be a valuable part of a wider portfolio

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Its low correlation with other asset classes makes foreign exchange an extremely complementary and valuable tool in any multi-asset portfolio, said panellists at the 14th annual FX Week Europe conference.

"One of the greatest benefits of even a relatively simplistic, basic carry FX approach is that it tends to have very little correlation with other asset returns," said Gordon Ibrahim, head of the macro centre of excellence for model-based fixed income at BlackRock.

"It's not a particularly

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