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Vantage » Research Note - December 2016

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

The conventional wisdom leading into last month’s U.S. presidential election held that in the unlikely event that Donald Trump was victorious, a significant market sell-off would likely ensue. Early financial market indicators on election night certainly fit this scenario as Dow Jones Industrial …

Markets & Economy » These Remarkable Times Continue

December 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

There’s been no shortage of press regarding U.S. equity markets hitting all time highs following the U.S. presidential election. In the weeks subsequent to the election, the S&P 500 Index rose nearly 3% as of November end, largely driven by sharp upward moves in Energy, Financial, and …

Vantage » Research Note - September 2016

August 29, 2016 | Market Commentary

Once again equity markets have demonstrated their ability to bounce back from a flare up in volatility. The market shock from the unexpected victory for the “Leave” camp in the United Kingdom’s referendum on membership in the European Union has faded, and the VIX is once again near multi-year …

George Marron

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Three Essential Components of a Family Wealth Succession Plan

June 23, 2016 | Estate Planning

Sustaining family wealth across multiple generations is difficult. So difficult, in fact, that there are numerous proverbs from cultures around the world that describe the problem: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations” (U.S.), “from barn stall to barn stall in three generations” ( …

Library » Using Derivatives in the Fixed Income Markets

October 16, 2015 | Investment Themes

Introduction While derivatives may have a negative connotation to some investors, it is common for fixed income managers to simply utilize them as risk management tools to adjust exposure to interest rate, credit, and currency risk rather than a means to take on excessive risk/leverage. As such, …

Marc Bushallow

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Markets & Economy » “Safe” Can Be Risky

September 01, 2015 | Investment Management

The last several years have been defined by historically low interest rates, and using a bond index fund to gain market exposure to the broad fixed income market has become a more prevalent investor strategy. While rates have seen historic lows, they are expected to rise over time. Given the …

Endowments & Foundations » Managing Spending Needs in Today’s Low Interest Rate Environment

July 20, 2015 | Market Commentary

Introduction For many investors, the need for current income to support spending needs is a primary investment objective. For example, investors that may place a priority on maintaining stability of current income needs include: High net worth investors in or near retirement Endowment/ …


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