Erik Bjorvik and Bret Norris of M’s Wealth Solutions team talk about how “behavioral finance” affects clients’ decisions, how low-volatility portfolios can still be diverse, and why less risk is not equal to less return. They also discuss what an ESG score is and how it’s used to rate companies, and how M Wealth’s new portfolios address the dramatic increase in socially responsible investing.

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