The safe portfolio should be efficient at matching risk factor exposures on the asset and liability sides. The proper risk management technique that should be used to ensure protection against systematic risks is not diversification – it is hedging. Just as diversification tells you how to be efficient when taking risks, hedging tells you how to be efficient when you avoid taking risks.
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