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Hypothetical Backtested Methodology:
The simulated portfolio seeks to achieve its objective by investing in stocks, bonds and real assets across global markets. Stocks are represented by the S&P 500 Index and backfilled with the Ibbotson U.S. Large Cap Index; bonds are represented by the 10-Year Treasury Index and backfilled by the Ibbotson U.S. Intermediate-Term Government Bond Index; real assets are represented by the Bloomberg Commodity Index. At any point in time, a simple risk parity portfolio is created by first creating a raw/unleveraged portfolio of assets that are weighted inversely on their rolling 2-year volatilities. Next this raw portfolio is scaled (leveraged) up to a point that the portfolio volatility equals 10% over the previous trailing 2-year period.
Hypothetical backtested returns have many inherent limitations. Unlike actual performance, it does not represent actual trading. Since trades have not been actually been executed, results may have under- or over-compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity, and may not reflect the impact that certain economic or market factors may have had on the decision-making process. Hypothetical backtested performance also is developed with the benefit of hindsight. Other periods selected may have different results, including losses. There can be no assurance that the Neuberger Berman will achieve profits or avoid incurring substantial losses. Neuberger Berman managed accounts in the manner reflected in the models during a portion of the backtested time periods shown.
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Expected returns and expected volatility (risk) shown are hypothetical and are for illustrative and discussion purposes only. They are not intended to represent, and should not be construed to represent, predictions of future rates of return or volatility. Actual returns and volatility may vary significantly. Unlike actual investment performance, hypothetical model results do not represent actual trading and accordingly they may not reflect the impact that material economic and market factors might have had on decision making if assets were actually managed during the relevant period. Investing entails risks, including possible loss of principal. Indexes are unmanaged and are not available for direct investment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. See Additional Disclosures at the end of this presentation, which are an important part of this presentation.
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