Every quarter, Canterbury's Outsourced CIO committee shares their observations of the market that impact the management of our discretionary portfolios in the Canterbury OCIO Review.
As most of our clients have long investment horizons, we focus more on longer-term returns. Previously, a 10- year horizon seemed to be a reasonable period for a full market cycle, but as we stand at the cusp of the 2020s, we look back at a rather unusual decade.
We reminisce positively at the strong performance of portfolios in 2019 but also see that the continuous outperformance of certain segments further increases their risk profile. We have been more disciplined about trimming gains and reallocating to areas that have lagged to balance the risks in the portfolio.
Ms. Parekh is a member of the Board of Directors, a shareholder of Canterbury, and directs the Canterbury Outsourced CIO platform, which caters to institutions and private clients who wish to outsource day-to-day management of their portfolios to Canterbury. In that role, Ms. Parekh is the chair of the Canterbury Outsourced CIO Committee and a member of each of the firm’s five Manager Research Committees. She joined Canterbury in 1996 as the manager of analytics with responsibility for directing the firm’s account analysts and client services group. In that role, Ms. Parekh secured many of the asset allocation modeling and research software tools we use today. In 2001, she became the director of manager research, responsible for oversight of all manager, fund, and product research; maintenance of Canterbury’s proprietary research database; and chairing the Investment Manager Research Committee. Ms. Parekh graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. She completed her Master of Business Administration at Shenandoah University.