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Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 15: Fiduciaries: “Can someone just tell me what to do?”

September 13, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Eight of ten employers say they’re concerned about an increase in fiduciary litigation. And more than a quarter listed fiduciary liability and litigation as their top 401(k) concern. Employers’ concern is understandable. Although most employers would confidently say they have the best …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 15: 3 Ways Participants are Driving a New Era of Menu Design

September 13, 2017 | Retirement Plans

The industry has put immense effort into introducing new participants to retirement education and help preparing resources to assist in participants’ long-term needs. While the effort on behalf of those participants can and should continue to be a large focus, there needs to be an additional …

Markets & Economy » Economic Recovery from a Natural Disaster

September 12, 2017 | Market Commentary

With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hitting the sun belt of the United States, natural disasters are taking a devastating toll on life and property. Our hearts go out to all those affected. In this post, we explore the economic effects of natural disasters. Natural disasters of this scale are …

James Ebenhoch

Endowment/Foundation Consultant

Endowments & Foundations » Increasing Donors and Dollars: Implementing a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Strategy

September 07, 2017 | Investment Themes

People are three times more likely to donate when asked by a friend or colleague. Based on that statistic alone, it’s no wonder so many non-profit organizations have begun to incorporate peer-to-peer fundraising programs in their annual strategic development initiatives. Also known as …

Library » September 2017 Perspective

September 07, 2017 | Market Commentary

Amid the tumultuous political landscape, it seems unreasonable to expect the combination of political uncertainty and financial market calm to last in perpetuity. We feel it is important for investors to prepare for potentially attractive investment opportunities that may arise when volatility …

Library » Webinar: Europe has Reached an Inflection Point

August 31, 2017 | Investment Themes

In recent years, European equity markets have lagged their U.S. counterparts due to a variety of factors. We believe, however, that the tide is turning. In this webinar, we examine the market dynamics as well as the economic and political conditions which inform our increasingly-positive view on …

Andrew DelMedico, CFP®

Financial Planning Coordinator/Senior Consultant

Financial Planning » Four Things You Can Do with Excess 529 Plan Funds

August 18, 2017 | Wealth Management

529 college savings plans are widely touted as the most effective way to save for college education expenses. Contributions to a 529 plan may be state income tax deductible, grow federal and state tax-free, and can be withdrawn federal and state tax-free if used for qualifying higher education …

Vantage » Research Note: Watching for Late Cycle Warning Signs

August 15, 2017 | Market Commentary

Our top down commentary over the past several quarters has consistently maintained the view that while the economy has moved later cycle, there are few observable extremes that suggest a major recession or bear market is imminent. This has been the correct interpretation to date, but the …


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