Concentrated Positions

Understanding different aspects of concentrated positions can help you better manage your portfolio

What Is a Concentrated Position?

An executive is compensated in company stock, or a business owner sells a company and receives proceeds in stock. These are just two of the situations that can result in a concentrated position—an allocation of 10 percent or more to a specific security or asset group.

Often concentrated positions can be instrumental in building wealth. Yet they can also have a devastating effect on a portfolio if it underperforms, as experienced by holders of internet and technology stocks in the early 2000s and real estate investors in 2008.

Therefore, investors often look for ways to:

  • Reduce a portfolio’s concentration risk
  • Optimize the tax efficiency of a portfolio
  • Manage concentrated positions through key strategies

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