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Library » Webinar: Top Ten Reasons International Small Cap Remains a Misunderstood and Underutilized Asset Class

June 04, 2018 | Investment Themes

We explore the historical benefits of investing in international small cap stocks and discuss why this misunderstood and underused asset class may deserve a more prominent placement in your clients' portfolios. We look at the historical risk, return and volatility of …

Library » Avoiding the Bull Market Glide Trap: Is Your Plan’s Target Date Solution Taking Too Much Risk?

May 23, 2018 | Retirement Plans

It’s been over a decade since the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on Qualified Default Investment Alternatives (QDIAs). Target date funds (TDFs) quickly became the favored QDIA choice for their ease of use and ability to help address well established participant behavioral challenges. …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge: Using HSAs and FSAs Can Lead to a Healthier Wallet

May 22, 2018 | Retirement Plans

While there is no shortage of strategies to consider, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are two vehicles that can help individuals pay for their medical costs. With annual health care expenses coming in at more than $10,000 per person on average, understanding …

Nicholas Cintineo, CFA®, CIPM®

Senior Investment Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Making Socially Responsible Investing Work for Endowments and Foundations

May 21, 2018 | Investment Management

Traditionally, endowments and foundations kept separate functions for their investment and mission related activities. Investment returns are typically used to fund a non-profit’s mission, but decisions on where and how to invest were usually made independently from philanthropy. This notion is …

Markets & Economy » The Road Ahead for Electric Vehicles

May 16, 2018 | Investment Themes

Part One of a Two-Part Series It may come as a surprise, but electric vehicles (EV) were first introduced nearly 200 years ago. These were small-scale electric cars, and not until around the 1870s were more practical electric cars made available. While EVs quickly gained in popularity, the …

Library » May 2018 Perspective

May 02, 2018 | Market Commentary

Treasury Yields Hit Four-Year High The 10-Year US Treasury yield rose above 3% in April for the first time since the so-called ‘Taper Tantrum’ of 2013. The measure is a key benchmark influencing borrowing costs throughout the economy and has brought rising rate concerns to the forefront of …

Markets & Economy » Five Things to Know About US-China Trade

April 30, 2018 | Market Commentary

Simmering trade tensions have captured investors’ attention in recent weeks as President Trump takes aim at what he sees as a highly problematic trade deficit between the US and China. The White House has ratcheted up pressure on the bilateral trade relationship by announcing significant …


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