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''Risk management.''
 
''Risk management.''
  
Diversification is the process of spreading risk to limit the possibility that a single adverse event could have a catastrophic effect.   
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Diversification is the process of spreading risk, to limit the possibility that an adverse event affecting a small number of investments could have an unacceptably detrimental effect on the overall portfolio.   
  
Often referred to as 'Don't put all your eggs in the same basket'.
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Often summarised as 'Don't put all your eggs in the same basket'.
  
 
In corporate finance, the term is often used to mean the process of ensuring that an investment portfolio is constructed such that all possible specific risk (diversifiable risk) is eliminated.
 
In corporate finance, the term is often used to mean the process of ensuring that an investment portfolio is constructed such that all possible specific risk (diversifiable risk) is eliminated.

Latest revision as of 22:39, 20 May 2020

Risk management.

Diversification is the process of spreading risk, to limit the possibility that an adverse event affecting a small number of investments could have an unacceptably detrimental effect on the overall portfolio.

Often summarised as 'Don't put all your eggs in the same basket'.

In corporate finance, the term is often used to mean the process of ensuring that an investment portfolio is constructed such that all possible specific risk (diversifiable risk) is eliminated.


Diversification is a form of risk reduction.

However, some residual risks cannot be eliminated by diversification.


See also