A strong U.S. economy, continued global growth improvement, a concerted effort by global central banks to remain accommodative as long as possible, and a general sense of complacency about valuations in the equity markets provided the backdrop for 2017’s wins.Read Post
As January began, it was clear that 2017 was going to be a tough act to follow for investors. It was a year marked by historically low volatility, essentially unchanged Treasury yields, and a straight up trajectory for equity markets, and as such, it seemed unlikely for this Goldilocks scenario to repeat itself again in 2018.Read Post
If there is one thing that all investors can agree on from the first quarter of 2018, it is that volatility in the markets is most certainly back. But what does that mean, and why is it such a critical data point for market participants?Read Post
Bob Jellen has spent fifty successful years in the entertainment insurance industry, but that’s not what drives him. It is his family that gives him the greatest satisfaction, and inspires him every day to make the most of life.Read Post
Over the course of his career, a busy senior executive has accumulated a concentrated stock position as part of his compensation. With retirement approaching, he is beginning to worry about the risk associated with a concentration in one security and how he might generate income during his retirement.Read Post
An established family office, which serves a multi-generational family with assets of $100 million, has the majority of assets in trusts. The family office is thinly staffed and is in need of a partner with a flexible range of services to alleviate the administrative and time burden of partnership accounting and tax preparation, reporting, managing alternative investments (i.e., capital calls), and coordinating multiple external advisors.Read Post
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