Are you using (or soon to be using) your investment portfolios to supplement your annual income? In this discussion, which was featured during the 2021 Burgundy Forum, Investment Counsellors Mathew Harrison and Jessie Bobinski discuss how to drive stable income from your investment portfolio using bonds and alternative methods. Using real-world examples, their conversation sheds light on the time segmentation approach to asset allocation and offers insight into the sequence of returns risk.


Highlights of the session include:

  • 3:26: Time Segmentation Approach
  • 6:32: Sequence of Returns Risk
  • 14:14: Volatility of Returns Risk
  • 18:15: Strategic Withdrawals
  • 20:42: Why Own Fixed Income and Cash?
  • 24:10: Burgundy’s Approach

For an alternate format, access the transcript via the “Download PDF” link at the top of this post. The transcript has been edited for clarity.

Mathew Harrison

Mathew Harrison, CFA

Vice President,

Head of Private Client Group

Jessie Bobinski

Jessie Bobinski, CFA, CFP

Investment Counsellor

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