More than 60% of thrift assets and over one-quarter of all bank assets are real estate loans. By comparison, only 24% and 18%, respectively, of total assets are in these institutions' investment portfolios.

Investment managers regularly use an array of professional financial disciplines to manage the risk-and-reward composition of their securities portfolios. Rebalancing is performed on a regular basis to ensure that portfolio performance is in line with the institution's overall risk/reward profile.

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